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right now as violence rages in the middle east. can she make a difference in the region on the brink of all-out war. accident or homicide. that massive blast in indianapolis that killed two people and nearly leveled a neighborhood. now the subject of a criminal investigation. did someone really do all this on purpose? and uh-oh. oprah winfrey responder sesends calling microsoft's tablet computer one of her favorite things. just one problem. she sent it from her apple ipad. no surprise today that tweet has been deleted. from nbc news, this is "today." with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie.
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>> i'm matt lauer. this latest conflict is now a week old. the president has decided to take a steep step. he's sending in the secretary of state. >> she's on a plane headed to israel in an attempt to push the cease-fire talks along. we'll get a live report on all of it in just a moment. also ahead, more on the severe weather front that is pummeling the pacific northwest. it turned deadly overnight. we're going to have more on that story as well. >> then she's been called a real-life sleeping beauty but this is no fairy tale. it's a serious condition. a 17-year-old girl who suffers from a rare disorder. it causes her to sleep, sometimes for months on end. we'll talk to her and her doctor about that. >> and we have a very excited crowd out on the plaza. kesha is here for a live performance, part of an unbelievable thanksgiving week of concerts outside. and we'll get to that in our 8:30 half hour. but we begin on this tuesday morning with the violence in the middle east and the breaking news overnight that secretary of state hillary clinton is now headed to that region.
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we have two reports from richard engle le i engel in gaza and chuck todd traveling with the president in cambodia. chuck, we'll start with you. >> good morning. this originally had been phone diplomacy the president had been practicing during the gaza conflict. almost on the phone daily with prime minister netanyahu of israel, egyptian president morsi. over the last 24 hours, the president was on the phone until 2:30 in the morning last night back and forth between president morsi and prime minister netanyahu. after those phone calls, he and secretary clinton huddled together. the decision was made to send secretary clinton in person so she heads to jerusalem. she's in the air now. that will be her first stop. one on one meetings with netanyahu. then off to ramallah, the palestinian authority. of course, no direct talks with hamas. the united states does not deal directly with terrorist organizations. then it's off to cairo and a meet with president morsi because it is the egyptian president that is the liaison if
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you will in these talks with hamas. the goal here is to create space, buy time to try to see if they can prevent israel from doing a full-fledged ground invasion. seeing if they can get some sort of temporary cease-fire to create room for a more negotiated settlement. shuttle diplomacy is back. >> what about the risk/reward. if she accomplishes something, then that's a great feather in her cap and the administration's. but if she doesn't, does she come off as being ineffective? >> well, there is a risk to this. i talked to the white house aides. i said, look, are you sendinger in because you think there's something precooked that they have a possibility of basically pushing this over the finish line, getting it done and they admitted they're not there. they do feel as if it is needed to sort of nudge things along. you are right, politically, this could be a great way for secretary clinton to finish her four-year tenure at the state department. there's been some talk she's not had that one big moment. this would be a big moment, if
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she's the one that's there making this cease-fire happen. but there is a down side. if it doesn't happen and suddenly a full-fledged ground invasion, it's a whole new ball game. >> chuck todd in cambodia. thank you very much. with more on this, here's savannah. >> the secretary of state's trip to the region comes with the fighting between israel and hamas showing no signs of stopping overnight. nbc chief foreign correspondent richard engel is in gaza this morning. good morning. >> good morning. as you said, as diplomacy is continuing, so is the fighting. a short while ago, the overall hamas military commander gave a speech on local television telling his men to be patient and to keep fighting. and already today more than 60 rockets have been fired from here into israel. from here into israel and israel has carried out many air strikes. a truce may be coming, but the destruction in gaza hasn't even slowed down. this was the main branch of the
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only bank that distributed funds from the hamas government. >> israel says right now that the reason it's carrying out these attacks is because the rockets are still coming. >> i don't think that a rocket comes from this building. >> israel aps targeted the bank overnight along with some ten homes of alleged palestinian militants. in this one, two children were killed this morning. one of their teddy bears still lie necessary a crater. but are these the last lick before a cease-fire? dip low moot mats in cairo say there could be a break through, perhaps even today. hamas wants an immediate cease-fire and the lifting of travel and trade restrictions on the gaza strip. israel wants hamas to stop firing all rockets first for 24 to 48 hours and then negotiate the details. but unlike gaza, israel can afford to wait a bit longer. it's not paying the same daily price because of israel's iron dome anti-rocket system.
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nbc's martin fletcher got an exclusive look at the iron dome in action. >> we enjoy the iron dome, which is a huge success. and luckily -- >> there's a siren now. >> let's see what happens. >> it will only fire -- >> the system calculates which rockets will hit an inhabited area and knox it out like here and ignores all others. but it fails two, missing about two out of ten, officials say, making life scary. children in bomb shelters for the sixth straight day. i'm afraid of the sirens, 7-year-old rami says. there's another siren. we're just going into the shelter. and just as we left -- i'm not sure how many rockets have been fired right now, but the iron dome one, two, three, four iron dome rockets are exploding. we'll see what damage it did. five rockets fired from gaza,
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four intercepted, one got through and fell in a garden. beyond the dome, israel has also deployed combat troops along gaza's border, threatening to invade if talks fail. also today, an israeli man wielding an ax and a knife attacked an israeli security guard outside the gates of the u.s. embassy in tel aviv. an embassy spokesman says that the situation has been contained. savannah. >> richard engle in gaza. thank you. it's the latest shocking twist in the deadly explosion that nearly leveled an indian atlas neighborhood earlier this month. now authorities are saying it appears to be no accident. kevin tibbles is there. good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, it's been just over a week since the deadly explosion rocked this indianapolis neighborhood. two people dead, more than 80 homes either destroyed or damaged. well, now the authorities here are calling this a homicide investigation.
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it was a sad scene at a double funeral in indianapolis monday. >> yeah. very sad. it just seems like such a waste of wonderful people to die so young. >> reporter: hundreds came to pay their respects to john and jennifer longworth, the couple killed in a november so e explosion that destroyed five homes and damaged dozens. the couple lived next door to the house that investigators believe was the center of the explosion. late monday, city officials made a startling announcement. >> at this time, we are here to inform you we are turning this into a criminal investigation. >> the longworths lived next door to a house owned by monseray shirley. her boyfriend had recently replaced the thermostat on a malfunctioning thermos at the house. she and her boyfriend were not
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as home at the time of the blast. late monday night, the couple's attorney released a statement which read in part, monserrate shirley and mark leonard watched in be wilderment the news report that the authorities are now treating the investigation as a criminal investigation as well as a caution ailgation search. the two remain horrified at the destruction and loss of lives that occurred. they have cooperated fully with various investigators and agencies on multiple occasions and answered each and every question including speculation as to whether they may have been targeted by anyone. >> if, in fact, investigators believe that explosion was intentional as opposed to accidental, it was either targeted towards the residents of that house or targeted against the house itself, perhaps for insurance purposes or some other reason. >> investigators monday urged witnesses to come forward with information about a white van seen in the neighborhood. specifically, if anyone has
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information about a white van seen in the subdivision on the day of the explosion and about the occupants of those van, we urge you to contact crime stoppers. >> today, investigators will be searching through the rubble in search of any clue that may lead them to the person responsible or perhaps a motive. matt. >> kevin, thanks very much. we want to turn and get the day's other top stories. natalie morales is at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. powerful storms in the pacific northwest have turned deadly overnight. drenching rains and strong wind gusts knocked over trees and trucks, cutting power to some 20,000 people and flooding neighborhoods in seattle. on the oregon coast, a hunter was killed when a tree fell on his tent. four americans are facing terror charges, accused of plotting to join al qaeda & taliban to kill fellow americans overseas. the four men appeared in a los angeles federal court monday. if convicted, they could each
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face a maximum of 15 years in prison. there could be hope for hohos and twinkies after all as hostess brands heads into mediation talks today with its second largest union. a bankruptcy court judge noted that the manufacturer privately mediated labor disputes before attempting to liquidate and sell all its assets last week. even if talks fail and hostess does go out of business, several other potential buyers could snap up its most popular brand. and for more on this and what drove the markets finally into positive territory monday, let's head over to wall street. kayla tausche has the latest. what needs to happen in order to keep our twinkies? >> hostis has one day to real a deal with its key union behind closed doors and avoiding shutting down. otherwise, it will liquidate tomorrow. several snack companies could be waiting in the wings to buy those brands. stocks seeing biggest one-day gains since june. that's because congress is off,
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wrapping a lot of the worries about fiscal cliffs and retailor retailers are leading ahead of black friday. they can make anything fly off the shelves except maybe this time. the media mogul gave it her favorite things hash tag. the problem is she tweeted about it using her ipad. back over to matt, savannah and al. wonder what you'll use more, the ipad or surface. >> she's spreading the word. >> maybe she was tweet with her right hand and loving the surface with her right. >> yeah. >> maybe it was her last time using the ipad. >> a lot more innocent than we're making it out to be. mr. roker? >> let's see what we've got. our friends in the pacific northwest, as you heard from natalie, what a mess. we've got the jet stream coming across. a front bringing with it a low
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pressure system. that's bringing a lot of pacific moisture and we are just going to continue to hammer that area. we're looking at blizzard warnings, high wind warnings, winter storm warnings and flood watches in effect from the pacific northwest into northern california. rainfall amounts anywhere from two to four inches of rain. snowfall amounts up to about a foot or so. and we'll get your local forecast right after this. ♪ it's on. it's on. ♪ black friday's almost here. ♪ we should totally go together. ♪ ♪ ok. can we also bring trevor? ♪ ♪ he's hot. ♪ i think we should get those dvds first. ♪ ♪ duh! they're doorbusters. ♪ missing those would be the worst. ♪ totes. ♪ it's on. it's on, ♪ black friday's almost here. ♪ we should totally shop forever. ♪ ♪ smiley face. don't be late. ♪ or whatever. what if you could shop forever?
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good morning to you. we've got showers on the radar. give yourself extra time, especially if you live anywhere near the golden gate bridge. that's where the heaviest rain is concentrated for now. the main event doesn't arrive until later on tonight. look at this front on the way. mostly expecting this to come through between about 5:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. tomorrow morning so highs will still be comfortable. enough sunshine to hit 68 inland, 65 bayside and 63 at the coast today. >> that's your latest weather. here's savannah. >> now to one of the most damaging cyberthefts. a crime putting millions at risk to have their identities stolen. michael isikoff has more on a shocking whodunit out of south carolina. michael, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. south carolina governor nicky hailey is today releasing a report detailing how hackers broke into the state's computers last month and stole millions of tax returns filed by state residents dating back more than a decade. it's caused a political uproar
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here. as nbc news discovered, data like this is now being sold by cybercriminals on the internet black market. >> it may be one of the most alarming cybercrimes yet. >> south carolina has come under attack by an international hacker. >> reporter: governor hailey was furious. >> i mean, i want that man just brutalized. >> reporter: an unknown cyberattacker believed to be in russia infiltrated south carolina's tax computers and stole huge amounts of personal data. 3.8 million social security numbers. nearly 400,000 credit and debit card numbers. 650,000 business tax returns. michael debose, a former federal computer crime expert calls it a massive security breach. >> for an identity thief when you can get both social security numbers and all the other information on a tax return, that's a jackpot. >> our actual bank account and routing numbers.
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>> reporter: they discovered $4,000 in fraudulent out of state charges to the same bank account they use to pay state taxes for their catering business. >> we had to close out the business account. we had to close out credit cards. we had to close out debit cards. we had basically shut down our entire financial situation. >> reporter: the couple has now joined a class action lawsuit alleging state officials were negligent in protecting taxpayer data. >> you must have a lot of furious taxpayers in this state. >> and rightfully so. you know, this is information that is private. even though you can't see this criminal, they are there, and they are waiting. >> reporter: what happens to this stolen personal data? nbc asked cybersleuth debose to show us the black market. what he says looks like a russian site offering u.s. credit cards. >> they are selling both the data that's on the magnetic strip on the back of the card, which is a lot of personal information, as well as the pin number. >> michael brown has joined the
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chat. >> this guy offered 83 credit cards for $9 each. even gave us a sample. what's spelled fullz, full information, including social security numbers. and when we asked to buy credit cards from south carolina, there was this. yes, i have south carolina, the seller types, adding a smiley face. and confirms he has fullz. >> now governor hailey has arranged for the state to spend up to $12 million to offer a full year of credit protection for all state residents and nearly 800,000 have signed up so far. but security experts say this attack has exposed more vulnerabilities in the cyberdefenses. south carolina like many states has never encrypted those social security numbers found on the tax returns and now in the hands of the hackers. savannah? >> really scary. michael isikoff, thank you. >> if you are traveling for the holiday rush, you are hitting
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the road this week, you are probably not going to be alone. aaa projects nearly 44 million americans will be traveling at least 50 miles or more overthanksgiving. nbc's tom costello is on i-270 in north potomac, maryland, with a report for us. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, matt. good morning. heavy traffic this morning. chances are, if you are traveling, you'll be doing it starting today or tomorrow, and the chances are you, too, will be on four wheels. on the east coast, the rush is already on. at the popular i-95 delaware rest stop where a quarter of a million people will stop today through sunday, we found the vargas family driving from north carolina to new york. >> from door to door, it's about 560 miles. >> reporter: the colemans and their three kids were headed to massachusetts. >> it's virtually unaffordable to fly with three kids. >> reporter: in all, nearly 44
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million of us will travel this week. that's 14% of the population. >> carving turkey with family and friends still trumps pinching pennies. >> and a whopping 90% of us are working. no drinking, no distractions. >> do not come in contact with one of us. how not to do that would to be adhere to the speed laws, to wear their seat belts, find a sober driver to drive you. >> reporter: the good news for drivers, gas prices are within pennies of where they were a year ago. now averaging $3.41 a gallon. down 55 cents from their peak in april. >> really nice that gas prices have come down. >> reporter: for the 7% who are flying this year, the prediction is for clear skies through the weekend. great news for the beaumont texas drill team that arrived in chicago for their ferris buhler moment. >> definitely performing in the parade. i think it will give everyone
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such an adrenaline rush and very exciting that we're going to be on tv in front of everyone. >> reporter: but back east, big bottlenecks and confusion on i-495 in virginia, which chose this week to introduce new express lanes. >> at this time it's not clear, you know, how do we go about it. >> reporter: while in delaware, the martinez family is taking the scenic route from georgia to new york. >> normally it's about 18 hours. this time it's going to take a little longer because we're just basically sightseeing. >> reporter: this is, after all, the biggest family travel period of the year. not to ruin any thanksgiving dinners, but the busiest travel day when the highways are the most congested will be sunday. so maybe you cut out a little bit early like 6:00 on thursday or something. matt, back to you. >> a lot of people going to call in sick on monday morning, tom. thanks, mr. costello. >> speaking of the sunday after thanksgiving, this happened last year. i was trying go home from philly to new york.
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i realized too late i bought a ticket going in the other direction. >> you talked your way on, though? >> somehow i got a ticket back, but it was a little scary. >> were you able to pinch pennies? coming up -- a young woman with a rare disorder. some call her the sleeping beauty. but it's a syndrome that can be very serious. where she can sleep for weeks, even months on end. she's here to tell her extraordinary story. [ female announcer ] martinelli's gold medal sparkling cider
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the first and only place to go on black friday. walmart. the time now is 7:26. good morning, everybody. i'm jon kelley.
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one of silicon valley's most important companies, hewlett-packard, making a stunning allegation to shock investors. business and tech reporter scott mcgrew in the newsroom with all the details. >> jon, hp this morning said it was fooled into buying a company called autonomy to the tune of nearly $9 billion. very serious allegations. words like financial fraud this morning. the kind of news that terrify investors. shares in hp falling 13% this morning to lows we have not seen since the dot-com crash. it is hard to think of anything worse for hp, which was already struggling. we are expected computer sales to be sinking, we expected printer sales to be sinking but for one of the biggest companies to say there are $9 billion of errors in a company they bought for $11 billion, we did not see that coming. >> thank you very much, scott. right now let's check things out on the weather front. christina loren will tell us what's happening outside. >> good morning to you. busy travel day all across the state of california and we've got showers on the radar.
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three-hour flight delays out of sfo this morning. check ahead with your carrier throughout the day. showers are just very light and spotty for now. the main event arrives later on tonight. we stop the clock on your futurecast right at 5:00 p.m. the bulk of the moisture moves in from the north bay. it will drape to the south the remainder of the night and will clear out around 5:00 a.m. in the morning. 65 degrees as we head through your thanksgiving day. really comfortable conditions as you enjoy that turkey and stuff your face with stuffing. let's check on drive with mike. >> she's talking specifically to me. the binge, look at that, wet commute down the east shore freeway and slowing as well. how slow? the map shows you red all the way down out of richmond. slow up the incline but that's the brunt of it there. we're looking at unexpected slowing south 280 heading towards woodside. there's an accident there and a traffic break for the next few minutes but then we should be okay. we'll track that. meanwhile the tracks themselves, caltrain has reopened slow
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driving tracks through the area through palo alto after a deadly accident but we do have trains in both directions going at 10 miles per hour. back to you. >> thank you very much for the update. we'll be back in one-half hour with another local news update. stick around, we'll see you then.
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7:30 now on a tuesday morning, the tuesday before
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thanksgiving. it's november 20th, 2012. you are looking at a sea of kesha fans. they are here for a good reason. the singer/songwriter is about to come out with a new album. first single burning up the charts. a book coming out today, so there's a lot to talk to her about, as she joins us in our 8:30 half hour in a concert outside much to the delight of those people. meanwhile inside studio 1a i'm matt lauer alongside savannah guthrie. coming up, important health information. >> people for a long time worried about their teenage daughters, whether they were trying too hard to slim down. now there's a growing concern about boys seeking that chiseled buff look. are they putting themselves at risk to get that look? we'll have that story just ahead. also ahead, you know you can leave your heart from nees from so and according to the law you can leave your pants off there, as well, if you choose, but that law may be about to change. coming up, the battle of whether people should be able to go nude in public in san francisco.
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>> all right. giuliana and bill rancic will be here, plus the legendary willie nelson out with a new book. it may have the greatest title of all time called "roll me up and smoke me when i die." >> i always like charles barkley's title of his book, "i may be wrong, but i doubt it." good title, too. >> more about that book coming up. we want to begin with the teenager in pennsylvania who suffers from a rare condition that can cause her to sleep for days, weeks, even months at a time. we'll meet this young lady in a moment but first next's andrea canning is here with her story. andrea, good morning to her. >> reporter: good morning. it's called the sleeping beauty syndrome, so rare that only 1,000 people in the united states suffer from it, and while a lot of sleep-debriefed people might think it would be great to get extra rest, this has been nothing but a nightmare for this teenager. you're looking at a real life sleeping beauty. in this home video 17-year-old
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nicole delien looks dazed and confused but awake and is even having a conversation with her mother vicky. >> you know this isn't your fault, right? >> i guess. >> reporter: but nicole is actually in the middle of a sleep that lasted 64 days. >> why you are you yawning? >> i don't know. >> reporter: nicole suffers from a rare condition called kleine-levein syndrome. she can sleep for 11 hours a day, two months at a time, getting up to go to the bathroom or eat. >> it's hard for people becauan don't like it when people call it a fairy tale because it's not a fairy tale. >> reporter: teen has slept through birthdays, vacations and even a katy perry concert.
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once slept from thanksgiving all the way to christmas. her mother says the condition has affected the entire family. >> is nicole going to be asleep or with the family this year? only been awake since three christmases since she was born. >> reporter: experts think it's a malfunction of the brain that affects sleep. >> i don't think it's a pure disorder. i think it's a manifestation of some brain malfunction. >> reporter: as for that katy perry concert, nicole may have slept through it but the pop star didn't take it personally. perry heard about nicole's story and invited her to another show and back to her dressing room. as nicole grows older she hopes to have more and more good memories like that one. >> once i was able to go away like in your late 20s, i hope for that because i would like to enjoy life.
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>> reporter: nicole does take medicine to cut down on her episodes. hasn't suffered for one since last march but always lives in fear wondering when the next one could strike. savannah? >> andrea, thank you. nicole is here with her mother and doctor who diagnosed her. good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> nicole, i will start with you. i was saying before you look a little sleepy. are you okay? >> i'm okay, just tired. >> the last time you had a really big episode was march, right? >> mm-hmm. >> do you feel when it's coming on, do you know when it's about to happen? >> i just get really tired. >> you have fallen asleep, the longest was for 64 days? >> yeah. that's the longest. >> do you remember anything about what happens during those periods of time? >> no, i don't remember what happens. >> we showed that video of you that your mom took. was that surprising when you saw it? >> mm-hmm. >> how did it make you feel? >> it made me upset.
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>> one of the things most upset begun this is waking up and realizing everything you've missed. is that hard to contend with? >> mm-hmm. >> vicky, when this started happening, nicole was 6 or 7 years old? >> 6 1/2. >> did you have any idea that something like this existed? >> we had no idea. we at the beginning thought that maybe she had the flu because she had flu-like symptoms and a high fever, but then she just became, as the days progresses, she became more confused and didn't know what was going on, more lethargic as well. >> a lot of people wonder really if you're going to sleep for these periods of time how you could survive. i know she gets up to go to the bathroom but does she get enough to eat? >> there's been times when we've had to take her back and forth to the hospital to get rehydrated and an iv for other nutrients as well. i do wake her up and try to feed
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her. when she's in the episode she craves for maybe a certain food or what not so i'll even try to bribe her, if you drink this amount of water or eat this, then i'll go get you what you want. >> nicole, how do you keep up with schoolwork? >> well, they just mark it off, and i just go with the classes. >> doctor, we call this sleeping, but is that really the right way to think about it? is it more kind of a delirious state? >> it's really not sleeping and it's not a sleeping beauty. if anybody's ever had, you know, come out of anesthesia or had an elderly family member who has had surgery and gets confused and talks out of their mind, that's basically what this is. it is a delirium. >> this is something that occurred usually in at lessents, most predominantly in young boys, as i understand it. is it something we can expect her to grow out of? >> well, she's at the mean
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length ofcism bombs right now, eight years, plus or minus six years that it could go on for a while. it will go away, eventually. >> what wrings it on, can anxiety or stressful situations bring it on? >> everything that i've seen, really, the only things that really core rate with it is illnesses, particularly flu-like illnesses, viral illnesses, et cetera. >> before we go, nicole, i know you wanted to tell your story to raise awareness, what would you want people to know? >> i would want people to know that it's not fun because you miss out on a lot. >> well, so sorry to hear. we hope you're feeling better soon. thank you for being here. really appreciate you sharing your story and we'll take a turn now and get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> all right, savannah, thanks so much. got a lot of kesha fans out here. all righty. it's brisk out here so they know
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they are going to get a good concert coming up. let's check it out and see what we've got for you. we're expecting your travel weather to be rough in the pacific northwest with heavy rains and mountain snows and windy conditions. windy along the mid-atlantic coast. plenty of sunshine in the northeast. tomorrow more rain in the pacific northwest. sin and warm from texas into the southwest, record highs in the central plains and the macy's thanksgiving day forecast, sunny and cool to start things off. winds will be light coming out of the north at 7 to 12 miles catch that parade right here on nbc bay area thanksgiving day of the starting with a live look, dreary conditions in oakland this morning. rain showers coming down, they're light right now. heavier rain on the way but we're still several hours away from even dark skies in san jose. those will develop 10:00 a.m. to noon. showers concentrated between san leandro, san francisco, novato and most of the north bay getting wet. look at what's headed our way.
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temperatures will climb to the 60s with a little sunshine out there right now. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> all right, al, thanks. coming up next, are teen boys going too far to pump up their muscles? a health warning for parent, and later the hilarious "saturday night live" sketch about guy fieri you haven't seen until now, but, first, these messages. ♪ ♪ ♪
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back at 7:43. teenage boys working out to impress girls is not anything new, but a new report finds the quest for the perfect body is putting more boys at risk than ever before. nbc's rehema ellis has more on that. good morning to you. >> reporter: thanks, matt. fonzy from "happy days" will always be cool and that body tape is popular, many want the lean body look of their favorite action heros and they are developing dangerous habits to get there. for generations parents have worried about girls taking extreme measures to get thin, but now with more and more popular images of trim, chiseled guys, boys are starting to measure up to the muscular luck. this high school senior lifts
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weight two hours a day six days a week. he started body building three years ago when he was just 15 years old. >> guys have the same exact pressure as the girls. >> reporter: at 5 feet 125 pounds david counts every calorie and consumes protein drinks and bars. and david is not alone. increasingly high school and even middle school boys as young as 14 years old are taking potentially dangerous measures to get the buffed look >> the health problems are great in interference with regular growth and development, an abnormal building of muscle mass can interfere with normal metabolic function, normal endocrine development. >> reporter: researchers found that 40% of boys studied in middle school and high school said that they regularly exercised to increase muscle mass. nearly 35% said they used protein supplements. almost 6% said they had
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experimented with steroids. douglas reported the story for the "new york times." he says that while the study focused mostly on boys, results also pointed to a new trend in young women. >> strong is the new skinny, yeah. that speaks to how this sort of quest for muscularity have moved over to women as well. not looking to be thin anymore and women want to be thin and toned with six pack abs. >> reporter: david says the supplements and strict workout regiment have given him more confidence. >> and what keeps me going, the look, every time i work out i feel like i'm getting stronger and i want to keep going and look the best i can. >> reporter: experts worry that if teenagers focus too much on protein supplementser they are excluding other important nutrients. >> as a father of an
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if you've ever been to san francisco you know it's a place where pretty much anything goes and late err today that might change a bit when the san francisco board of supervisors plans to vote for a ban on public nudity. nbc's mike taibbi is nude there. >> no! >> sorry, looking at the preview monitor. take it away. >> reporter: not a chance, matt and savannah. i know you're trying to hold on to your audience of women and children so that won't be happening. what they are going to be voting on is a new ordinance to ban public nudity. hard to imagine in this city, as savannah said, it all started in the castro district which was the epicenter of the gay liberation movement where some are saying too many men have been liberating themselves of their clothing in ways that are over the line. lloyd fishback says he's been walking around totally nude for
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years and that others have been gathering daily at this castro district plaza. a dozen or more men on many days, minus their clothing, for the same reasons he does it. why would anybody want to walk around buck naked in public? >> freedom. acceptance, freedom. to be free. >> reporter: this is a neighborhood whose mantra of live and let live does invite free expression. >> i'm like, whatever. bodies are bodies. >> reporter: but other residents and merchants of the district have had enough claiming the parade of the unclothed is bad for business. >> i'm getting letters from customers who regret that they can no longer shop here because they can't bring their children down here. >> reporter: local community groups pressed for the new law because, as rob cox puts it, a public park is no place for private parts. >> reporter: and it became more about exhibitionism than nudity and it became a nudist colony here and one of the few public spaces for the neighborhood. most of the people who we spoke
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to who support the ban have nothing against nudity per se, even public nudity but there seems to be a but attached, pun intended, from just about all of this. this supervisor wrote the ordinance and held off for two years until he was convinced that all that nudity invades the privacy of the public unwillingly exposed to such conduct. >> i waited for almost two years because i didn't want to go there, but it got to the point where i felt i had no choice that. it had gotten to the extreme is that for years public nudity has been a fact of san francisco life at parades, festivals and other events. that won't change. but this might. superintendent weiner says he's got the votes to get the ordinance passed which means if you're looking for that all-over tan, matt and savannah, maybe the middle of the cass try district is not the place to get it. back to you. >> mike, thanks very much. a very fine line between freedom and in some cases a little bit of creepy exhibitionism. >> where do you keep your
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wallet? >> in your hand, right with your cell phone. >> a murse. >> remember we had a little incident with public nudity on the "today" show back in 2006. here's what happened. >> really, hot and muggy. it's getting dark now and it could rain at any moment but as you can see we've still got a nice crowd of people gathered right outside our studio. >> very large crowd actually and we're not missing too much down here. >> okay. i'm here with ann kir and kacur katie is down in philadelphia. >> did you see it? >> no, can we play it again? >> i missed it. >> i missed it. >> savannah missed it. >> here we go. >> real quickly. >> watch the pan. >> totally missed it. >> our producer. >> we're out of time. >> wait for it. >> oh, now i see it. wow.
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start 8pm thursday, going all night with more doorbusters 4am friday. this is sears. it is 7:56. good morning, everybody. i'm jon kelley. a developing story in palo alto. one person dead after being struck by a caltrain on the tracks at the charleston avenue crossing in palo alto. 55 people were on board the
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train when it hit the person. that happened about 5:35 this morning. no passengers or crew members were injured. so for the latest on that commute and how this will impact the commute, let's check in with mike inouye. >> good morning, jon. trains are moving through the area. first we have the wet roadways and i'll talk about that in a second but we do want to tell you the transit status. trains are single tracking through palo alto. northbound train 103 is on scene and they have to continue the investigation. the bus bridge has been cancelled because trains are coming through the area very slowly. 10 miles per hour so expect delays through that portion of the peninsula and likely throughout the system anyway. we're looking at that area as far as the impact on the tracks. the roadways are slowing in both directions through palo alto, a pretty typical build, but especially south 280. an accident just clearing still has a backup coming off of 92. slower as well approaching the bay bridge toll plaza down the east shore freeway, a little wet there and here's oakland north paf the coliseum.
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kind of gray there. we have the low clouds. what else is coming. >> we've got a lot more rain on the way, mike. good morning to you. as you know in particular it's a busy travel day so watch out for that. we have three-hour delays reported out of sfo due to wet weather. you can see where the front is draped, mostly over the northernmost portion of the state. that moves into the bay area through tonight. let's time that out starting at 5:00 p.m. it moves into the north bay. we'll get our active weather in the south bay about 9:00 p.m. continuing until 5:00 a.m. tomorrow and then the whole system blows out of here. 65 in san jose, 64 in fremont, seven-day outlook tells the story. temps in the 60s all week long. back to you, jon. >> thank you, christine avmt we will be back in one-half hour. the "today" show rolls on.
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♪ >> this crowd is ready to dance. we've got the gold floor here. the dance floor is ready to rock. kesha, the 25-year-old singer/songwriter is about to drop a new album. kesha got her big break singing backup for flo rida. >> this is, by the way, a pretty cool shine that we can mention. this guy's gone -- has spared no expense and coming up with the kesha clock here. very nicely done, sir. >> tick took on the clock, one of her hit songs. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer and al roker. also ahead this morning, we've got bill and giuliana rancic here who have been through a lot of trials and tribulations and also a lot of joy. we'll catch up with them and
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hear about the new baby and giuliana and bill going back to work which in their case means a new season of their reality show. >> and jenna bush hager is here with a very personal story. she sat down and talked to her grandmother, barbara bush, the former first lady, about losing a day to leukemia many years ago and all the progress that has been made in treating children so that other families don't go through the same heartache, and jenna will be here with that story a little later on. >> and then on a different note, music legend willie nelson is here. he's got a new book out. it's called "roll me up and smoke me when i die." >> a i lot of books don't get this much attention here on the show, but for some reason willie's has. >> love the title. >> the sequel will be "put that in your pipe and smoke t." >> he's in our green room. very nice. >> to natalie. >> we'll talk to willie in a second. >> but first we want to talk to natalie with the top stories at the news desk. >> reporter: secretary of state
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hillary clinton was dispatched overnight on an emergency mission to the middle east. a week of fighting between israel and palestinian militants in gaza has led to fears of an all-out war that could send civilian casualties soaring even higher. the white house says secretary clinton will meet in person with israeli prime minister netanyahu and palestinian officials before traveling to egypt to meet leaders there. united nations chief ban ki-moon has also traveled to the region pleading for an immediate cease-fire. the house explosion that killed two neighbors and leveled dozens of homes in indianapolis this month is now being investigated as a criminal homicide case. officials are appealing to the public for information about a white van seen in the area. the people who live in the house that blew up were not at home at the time. the suspects have been named -- no suspects have been named in the case. 97 house republicans have sent a letter to president obama declaring that u.n. ambassador susan rice should be disqualified as a candidate for secretary of state because they say she misled the nation about
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the attack on the american consulate in libya. rice said just after the september attack that it grew out of a spontaneous protest rather than an act of terrorism, but she was speaking based on the intelligence briefing she had been provided at the time. a hearing is scheduled for today in los angeles over the future of "modern family" star ariel winter. last month the 14-year-old was temporarily removed from her mother's custody and placed with an adult sister. court filings allege that winter's mother chris workman is physically and emotionally abusive, accusations workman denies. winter's father said monday that he wants a better relationship with his daughter and would be willing to raise her. now for a look at what's trending today. our quick roundup of what has you talking online. newark, new jersey mayor cory booker has challenged a twitter critic who says providing proper nutrition is not a responsibility of the government. booker tweeted lets you and i try to live on food stamps in
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new jersey and feed a family for a week or month. well, the challenge was accepted. booker's more than 1 million twitter followers can keep both sides honest. "jersey shore" hunk michael "the situation" sorrentino committed an online oops when he tweeted a personal cell number. all a joke when he tweeted 1.5 million followers was his buddy's phone number. happy pranksgiving. >> and "snl" fans want to know why the guy fieri piece was cut from saturday night's broadcast. >> guy, it is the "new york times." you didn't think they would like your restaurant, did you? >> no, but did they think they would like it? i mean, i wear flames on my shirt and i don't bleach my roots. that doesn't exactly scream haute cuisine. it screams, look out. a maniac is about to hit you with a full plate of donkey
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sauce. >> the sketch was made for rehearse arl and then cut and now has a big audience online. 8:05. back outside to matt and savannah. >> all right, natalie, thanks you. let's check in with mr. roker who has a check of the weather. >> all kinds of fans ready, kesha book, kesha glasses and signs. very exciting. let's see what we've got for you starting off the pick city of the day, wpxi, cloudy and cool at 55 degrees. a lot of wet weather streaming into the pacific northwest with mountain snows and a high winds, a real mess. a few showers through the upper midwest from the great lakes all the way down into the mid-ohio river valley. windy along the mid-atlantic coast. a little on the sunny side. fog along the eastern coast of texas. look for plenty of sunshine and warmer than usual temperatures . 8:06 on a tuesday morning. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina
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loren. the east shore is getting wet from oakland down to san leandro. you can see the showers are spotty. we are not getting a lot just yet. more rain on the way through the second half of day. the front arrives through 5:00 p.m. tonight and we will have heavy rain through 5:00 a.m. tomorrow. highs in the 60s. mild start. 68 degrees today in san jose. >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> all right, al, thank you very much. when we come back, bill and giuliana rancic talk about being new parents over the holiday season, and in a little while willie nelson, the one and only, hive in our studio to talk about his brand new book right after these messages. i love the holidays. and with my bankamericard cash rewards credit card, i love 'em even more. i earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. 2% on groceries. 3% on gas. automatically. no hoops to jump through. that's 1% back on... [ toy robot sounds ] 2% on pumpkin pie. and apple.
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how is fatherhood treating you? >> amazing. all my buddies were telling me what it was going to be like but until you actually experience it, you have no idea, so it's been absolutely magical for us. >> now, you guys named him edward duke and i loved how you said you wouldn't give him any goofy celebrity names, but, bill, are you still calling him the duke? >> we kind of go back and forth. my father who passed away was named edward and her father's name is eduardo so we named him edward as a tribute to both of our fathers. thought duke was a cool name. it means leader. kind of going back and forth and see what sticks. >> he does have a wunsie that says the duke and it's right on his butt and love when he wears it. >> and will love when you show those pictures later in life. how are you doing? is he letting you sleep? >> no, not at all. but that's to be expected. it's okay. haven't been getting much sleep. the other night was pretty rough. moved into a new house so he slept in his new nursery for the first time and a crib for the first time, been in a little
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cradle, and he was not happy. >> not happeny. >> so he was up about every hour but that's okay. that's part of all of this. >> bill was just saying he's a big eater. >> eats like a horse, almost 17 pounds, born at 7.5 and more than doubled his weight in three months which is great. >> parenthood obviously really suits you. giuliana, we always want to check in and see how you're doing and feeling after everything you've been through. >> yeah. >> so much has happened in a year or so. >> it's wild. it really is wild when i look back, and i watch this footage actually and i just can't believe it, you know. that feels like so long ago that we held him, you know, in our arms for the first time which is three months ago, but i'm great. i'm terrific, you know. i beat the cancer so far, and i go every three months for blood work. i take medicine and so i feel very lucky to be here. >> i wanted to mention actually, another young lady, 24-year-old ellen rose in a miss america contest from d.c., i think she ran as representing maryland. >> yeah. >> but she announced to the world that she's going to have a double mastectomy because breast cancer really runs in her
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family. i know you reached out to her. >> i did. she said she followed me on twitter, so i dm'd her and we spoke on the phone the other day, good for you, for getting out of there and getting in front of your health and being an inspiration to young women. young women will look at her and say, wow, you know, she's choosing her health over vanity. >> we're here, of course, because season five of your show starts. you've done so much. you've lived your life so publicly for good and for bad. how is that going to change as you go forward, especially with the baby? i'm sure that's something you guys have talked about. >> i think having a baby has changed our lives dramatically, and we'll evaluate it and this particular episode that airs tonight we do show the birth of him, and i think we'll just see where we go from here, whether he lives his life with the cameras on or not, is yet to be determined, but we thought we owed it to all the people on this journey with us to show them, you know, that one in six couples struggle with
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infertility and if you stick with it, never quit it will play off. >> if you see there's shaky footage tonight, that's because we shot -- we shot the whole episode so we apologize for any of that. >> you have many other talents. bill and giuliana, sticking around for the next hour and give our regards to the duke. catch the latest episode tonight at 8:00, 7:00 central on the style network. >> coming up next, jenna bush hager's compelling interview with her grandmother, barbara bush that had them both in tears. right after this. into their work,
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back now at 8:17 with our special series "thanks and giving" where we highlight the work of st. jude's research hospital. it's celebrating its 50th an ver versery and today jenna bush hager is here with a very touching story. >> good morning, matt. the survival rate for a child surviving leukemia is 90%. my grandparents had a doubt their died of leukemia, and my grandfather wrote this touching letter about this devastating loss. >> there is about our house and knee, the running pulsating restlessness of the four boys. all this wonder needs a counterpart. we need a legitimate christmas angel. we need a girl. >> the girl, my aunt, robin bush, was born on december 20th,
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1949. two years younger than my dad, my grandparent's little girl was a prized joy. >> gampy and i were very young, and it was a very big day for us, beautiful little girl. >> reporter: her sweet soul and girly calm filled their home with warmth. >> she was quiet and gentle, and she had lovely little blond curls. >> reporter: at only 3 their gentle girl began to change. her energy waned. how could you first tell she was getting sick? >> because she was listless. didn't want to do anything. just wanted to rest, go out and watch cars go by, so i called the doctor and i said can i bring robin out. i think she has spring fever and the doctor sort of laughed, and we went out and she had a few bruises on her and the doctor took a blood test and said i'll call you. >> that call led to devastating news. >> she told that is robin had leukemia. what do you do for leukemia?
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well, she said, you don't do anything. she's going to die, and we said, no, i don't think so. and she said my advice is take her home, love her and in about two weeks she will be gone. >> reporter: he decided their love alone wasn't enough and took robin across the country to a hospital willing to try treatment on a child. >> they took bone marrow tests which were painful. a lot of blood. they put her on chemo, and poor gampy, every time she got a blood transfusion she's have to leave the room. >> reporter: seven months later when she was almost 4 robin died. >> i was combing her hair and holding her hand. i saw that little body. i saw her spirit go. out of despair a glimpse of hope. how did you decide to donate her body to research?
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>> it wasn't hard. i think it made gampy and me feel something good is coming out of this precious little life and today, almost nobody dies of leukemia. >> reporter: st. jude's children's research hospital was founded nearly a decade after robin's death. in 1991 my grandmother visited st. jude's. >> what on earth could be better in the eyes of god than a hospital that saves children's lives. >> reporter: now i was thrilled to get an invitation from marlo thomas to see the progress that's been made over the years. she explained that the first doctors here were willing to try new techniques to beat leukemia. >> every place else they were taking one drug at a time and trying it, but our faculty said let's take all the drugs at once and make a gigantic total treatment, they called it, cocktail, plus radiation, and after two years the kids were getting cured. >> reporter: soon after, doctors took the bold step of stopping treatment for children in remission. >> because you could treat them forever. it's going to be so toxic, it
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will kill them. >> reporter: another more recent breakthrough. >> i wanted you to meet brooklyn and her mom becca. >> hi, brooklyn, nice to meet snow st. jude's discovered how to cure leukemia without harmful radiation. leukemia patient brooklyn is 3, same age as my aunt robin when she passed away. >> st. jude has just really been everything to us, putting her into remission and keeping her that way. >> reporter: how do you feel brooklyn? >> good. >> reporter: you feel good? the lab i learned why it was so important that my grandparents donated robin's body to science. >> we still have cells and dna from patients that we treated in the 1960s. now that technology has gotten better, we can go back and learn what caused those cancers and why some children were cured and others weren't. >> reporter: and for my grandparents' darling child, my grandmother says even nearly 60 years later there are still thoughts of love. >> george and i do talk about
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it. maybe more recently in the last two or three years than before. >> reporter: why do you think that is? >> oh, i think we're getting older, and -- and robin to me is a joy. she's like an angel to me, and she's not a sadness or a sorrow. those little fat arms around my neck. >> reporter: gampy actually said recently he hopes when he passes away that's who he will see first. >> it is who he'll see first. >> reporter: there's a tra tradition at st. jude's to send balloons to heaven to remember those who passed on. >> up to robin. >> reporter: i shared this with my grandmother. >> she's still with us. we need her and yet we have her. we can't touch her, and yet we can feel her. we hope she will stay in our house for a very, very long
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time. >> reporter: and my aunt would be 63 years old. my grandmother says seeing kids living with leukemia makes her so proud of how far we've come. she also shared that the stigma of living with cancer has changed drastically. when my aunt was little, some friends wouldn't even let their kids play with her because they thought that you could catch cancer which is unbelievable. >> it is a touching story, jenna, it really is, and how proud, you know, you must be of the work that's done at the hospital. the cure rate 94%, not only with leukemia and other great advancements. >> brain tumorses, gone from 10% to 85% and wonderful, mrs. bush is such a living example of what it was like and what it is now, and there was such a thrill for us to entertain her at st. jude and have her walk through the labs and see what we are doing. >> just a reminder so people understand. the research that's done at this hospital has been shared. they don't lock it up in this room and say only we know how to
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do it. >> we only say the work's being done in our labs but it's going to every single community around the country. the children come from all over the world to be at st. jude and because we take very bold steps, a very bold steps for us to stop radiating children with leukemia. nobody else wanted to do that, but we knew that we could improve the care, improve the treatment and take some of the harm away from the children. >> your dad would be so proud. >> he would be very proud, but you know what's really important, matt? it's not my father. it's all the mothers and fathers who are watching these shows on the "today" show every single day and getting information and getting hope because there really is a place to go. >> marlo, thanks for that. jenna, thanks again for sharing what i know is a very, very personal story. >> of course. >> thanks to your family as well. >> let's go outside now to savannah. >> all right, matt. thank you. look who i'm here with, kesha, willie nelson willie nelsoelson, willie nelso
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kesha. >> were you going to wear that? >> after i saw what she had on i had to go back and change. >> it happened. a little something for everybody as we continue. willie nelson is in the house and kesha is here with a lot of great music to listen, but first on a tuesday morning we've got a check of your local news. good morning to you. it's 8:26.
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i'm laura garcia-cannon. breaking news. cnbc is reporting a cease-fire between israelis and palestinians. it is expected to be fully announced later this morning and it will go into effect at 2:00 this afternoon california time. israel has been hitting gaza city with a number of missiles from november 14th. since that time, all in retaliation of rocket attacks from hamas. more than 100 palestinians have died since the air strikes began. we will follow the story on air and online at good news at all operations will halt. let's check the morning commute with mike. >> we look at the peninsula. palo alto with heavy volumes north of willow. a report of an accident with a back up as they move to the shoulder. i want to talk about another issue. we are talking about the train status for caltrain. 5:35 this morning, a deadly crash. a person killed on the tracks.
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single track through palo alto. we are moving slowly. some partial express service has been implemented. looking at oakland with the slowdown northbound. back to you. >> thank you very much. another update in half an hour.
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8:30 now on this tuesday morning. it's the 20th day of november, 2012. a little chilly out here, but a huge crowd gathered, you know why, because it's marilyn gentry's birthday, my mother. happy birthday mom, i love you. look at the crowd you've gathered. >> a hume, huge kesha fan, no question about it, and we're happy to have all these people are here in a great week of music on that great thanksgiving holiday week. >> really excited to hear kesha. if you've got time come down on our plaza, one more thanksgiving week concert to tell us about, pitbull will be here so if you're in the area come on down. >> speaking of music, the one
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and only willie nelson is s in our studios. this guy is a living legend, done it all musically and in his life. written a brand new book, talked about it already this morning, and we'll sit down and talk to mr. nelson about that in just a couple of minutes. >> a lot of people are thinking about gathering around the thanksgiving table so if you're at a loss of how to decorate the table we're going to show the three finalists of our center before piece coming up. >> and getting ready to make that thanksgiving feast, ten items you need in your pantry to help you get through it. >> before all that, police say good morning to country music star trace atkins joining us up here on the platform and who will be joining us on thursday morning on the macy's thanksgiving day parade. >> good morning. >> trace, nice to see you. >> hello, hello. >> first time on the macy's parade or have you done it before?
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>> done it once. >> i've done it once before. >> i have to turn it on. >> there you go. >> now, you're used to singing songs as you're moving on a float down the street. >> oh, yeah, i do it every day. >> not your first rodeo. >> no. i can sing -- i sing going pretty fast, not -- i've done it once. i did it a couple of years ago, so it was a lot of fun, looking forward to doing it again. >> you're the special guest star this year, singing "just fish" with your daughter. >> my 7-year-old is going to be on the float with me, trying to re-enact the video. >> you have five daughters. how did she get to be the one on the float? >> sibling rivalry. >> this was her video. >> oh. >> she was in this video, that's her. >> oh, so cute. >> thank you. >> performing at the christmas in rockefeller center. >> i am going to be doing that. i'm doing that i think -- >> november 28th. >> yeah. >> with mariah, that mariah
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girl. >> and you're competing on "celebrity apprentice." lacking forward to that. >> i'm glad you are. >> a little preview that have. >> trace will be here with us thursday morning on the thanksgiving day parade. wave to us at the end. >> oh, okay. >> not now. >> the parade. mr. roker, how about a chase of the weather. 8:33 now. skies turning dark over city by the bay. you can still make out the golden gate bridge in the distance. the showers are on the way. heavier rain as we head into this afternoon. this is sunol. the micro climates making for a tricky forecast. it works like this. showers will stay to the north of the golden gate bridge until we hit this afternoon when the front arrives. the bulk of the moisture comes through at 5:00 p.m. we stop as we head through 5:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. >> and that's your latest
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weather. of course, it's that time of the year. time for our annual "today" show toy drive. start taking your donations to the plaza next monday. please donate. our friends at once again stepping n.craig burrman from is here and you prout a special guest with you. >> i brought my daughter caroline. >> how are you? >> first of all, how easy is it to donate? >> so easy, the 12th year that am sob has worked with the "today" show. go to the am sob gateway page, click on the button in the upper right-hand corner, the "today" show button and over 60 toys in certain price ranges, purchase those for the "today" show and they are donated to charity. >> caroline, you've got a couple of neat toys. >> i've got a furby. >> and this year amazon is proud to donate a number of amazon kindles to the number of charities "today" show is working with so that the organizations can help with their kids and will have access to millions of movies, books,
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music, apps, games. >> excellent. >> and kindle-free time which sets the daily screen limits and the type of content that can be accessed. >> craig, caroline, thank you so much. appreciate it. we need everybody's help to get the toy driving for kids up to age 18. starting to collect those days again on the plaza. donate online. head to for the details. savannah? >> the macy's thanksgiving day parade starts at 9:00 a.m. thanksgiving morning. that is right here hon nbc. coming up next, willie nelson talks about his new memoir with the unforgettable title "roll me up and smoke me when i die," and then kesha will rock our plaza, but, first, this is "today" on nbc.
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the legendary willie nelson hass made more than 100 albums. he's helped lead the farm aid movement and also a longtime proponent for the legalization of marijuana, so it's only appropriate that the name of his new book is "roll me up and smoke me when i die, musings from the road." willie nelson, good morning. welcome back. >> nice to see you. >> let's talk about current events, election day, a couple weeks ago, a couple of states colorado and washington approved the legalization of recreational use of marijuana. >> we don't have to fly to amsterdam anymore. >> do you think you're going to be alive? you're closing in on 80, keeping in mind it's still against federal law to smoke pot. do you think you'll be alive when it's legal in all 50 states? >> oh, i don't know. i would hope so. you never know about those things. that's a tricky situation. >> you don't like to predict the future? >> no, no. kink y friedman in the prologue
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to this book, and i'm paraphrasing, he said basically one of the reasons you didn't fit in so well in nashville was your pot-smoking. did you ever consider giving it up? >> oh, i gave it up a bunch of times. >> did you ever consider giving it up for good? >> not really because i haven't seen any side effects that really are harmful to me, you know. i'm the canary in the mine. i'm 80 years old. check me out, you know. >> you said something to our producer when he was talking to you about this book and i think he asked you the question. did you learn something about yourself, willie, when you wrote the book and i like what you said. i've always been pretty sure of where i am and who i am, so, no. why did you write the book? >> they offered me a bunch of money? >> willie, come on, make something up. is that really the reason? >> that's the main reason. kinky friedman came with a deal. i said, you know, you can't turn down kinky. >> you share the pages of the book with some people you love, family members.
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>> right. >> you let them write some things about you. did any of the stories that they wanted to tell surprise you? >> no, not really. they were all very complementary, and if they hadn't have been i would have taken them out because you have the last edit. >> your son micah, most of your kids are musicians, right? >> right. >> your son micah said, quote, i never felt as if i'm standing in his shadow. instead it's as if he blazed a trail of lights for me with which to cast my own shadowses. i think any father, i thought i would like that review. >> it is. >> did that come naturally to you as a waive parenting, or did you actually have to work at it? >> i told him to say that. >> seriously, it would have been easy to cast a big shadow over your kids. did you have to try to consciously not do that? >> no. i was trying mainly trying to go from day to day being me and i wanted them to do the same thing, they experienced along with me a lot of things that i
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was going through and saw how i was handling it, and hope i handled it okay so they will get some experience on how they might want to handle thing. >> were you happy so many of your kids went into music, something that pleased you? >> yeah. it's great to have your kids, especially if they are good and they are on stage with you and you're performing and people are liking them, yeah, that's as good as it gets. >> i think a lot of people will hear your name and think of the song you did before, "to all the girls i've loved before. ." but you've now been married to your current wife annie for 25 years. how is that working out? >> it's a day-to-day thank. >> want to make a phone call to make sure everything is all right? what's the secret in this one? >> i think we're both pretty independent and we allow each other to be independent and have our own thoughts. >> do you think she would say the same thing? >> i don't know. probably not. >> you are at the stage of your life now where people start to celebrate your lifetime
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achievements. >> yeah. >> does that freak you out a little bit? >> i don't know. i haven't really had time to think about whether i'm old or young yet. it's been pretty busy the last 40, 50 years, you know. >> i mean, 80, does that get your attention a little bit? >> it sort of did, but 60 did, too. i was -- when i was coming up on 60 i was saying, well, you know, what am i going to do, live or die? retire or keep going, and i felt the same thing at 70, and i'll probably move on at 80. i hope so. >> one of the reasons you'll move on, i just want people to know, you're a fitness nut. >> yeah. >> you work out a lot. >> yeah. >> and i think people have that other image of you and perhaps don't quite know that side of you. >> yeah. >> something you'll keep going? >> oh, i joan it, and it's my therapy, you know. it's my medicine, working out. >> you look good. >> thank you. >> and the book is fun. >> thank you. >> willie nelson, always good to have you here. >> i appreciate it. >> coming up next, kesha is live in concert out on the stage, but
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first, this is "today" on nbc. you could have worn that today, willie.
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>> now for the dance party we've been waiting for, her number one hit song "we are who we are," ladies and gentlemen, here's kesha. hot and dangerous, if you're one of us, then roll with us ♪ ♪ cause we make the hipsters fall in love ♪ ♪ and we've got our hot pants on and up ♪ ♪ and yes, of course, we does ♪ we running this town just like a club ♪ ♪ and no, you don't wanna mess with us ♪ ♪ got jesus on my necklace ♪ i've got that glitter on my
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eyes ♪ ♪ stockings ripped all up the side ♪ ♪ looking sick and sexyified ♪ so let's go, let's go ♪ tonight we're going hard ♪ just like the world is ours ♪ we're tearing it apart ♪ you know we're superstars, we are who we are ♪ ♪ we're dancing like we're dumb, dumb, dumb ♪ ♪ our bodies going numb, numb, numb, numb, numb ♪ ♪ we'll be forever young, young, young ♪ ♪ you know we're superstars ♪ we are who we are! ♪ dj turn it up, it's about time to live it up ♪ ♪ i'm sick of being so serious ♪ ♪ it's making my brain delirious ♪ ♪ i'm just talking truth ♪ i'm telling you about the stuff we do ♪
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♪ we're selling our clothes, sleeping in cars ♪ ♪ dressing down, hitting on dudes ♪ ♪ i've got that glitter on my eyes ♪ ♪ stocking ripped will all up the side ♪ ♪ looking sick and sexyified ♪ so let's go, let's go ♪ tonight we're going hard ♪ just like the world is ours ♪ we're tearing it apart ♪ you know we're superstars, we are who we are ♪ ♪ we're dancing like we're dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb ♪ ♪ our bodies going numb, numb, numb, numb, numb, numb ♪ ♪ we'll be forever young, young, young, young, young ♪ ♪ you know we're superstars, we are who we are ♪ ♪ dj turn it up, up, up, up, up, up you be ♪ ♪ dj turn it up, up, up, up, up ♪ >> let me hare you. ♪ d.j. turn it up, up, up, up,
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up ♪ >> come on, new york. ♪ >> come on! come on! ♪ tonight we're going hard, hard, hard ♪ ♪ just like the world's is ours ♪ ♪ we're tearing it apart ♪ you know we're superstars, we are who with re ♪ ♪ we're dancing like we're dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, ♪ ♪ our bodies going numb, numb, numb, numb, numb, numb ♪ ♪ we'll be forever young, young, young, young, young ♪ ♪ you know we're superstars, we are who we are ♪ >> i hope that that song inspires you guys to be
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yourself, unapologetic always. i love you guys. >> kesha, thank you. more music in a moment, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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>> her debut album went to the top of the charts producing number one hits like "tick tock"
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and "we are who we are." you in a new album is coming out december 4th called "warrior." good morning to you. >> good morning. >> fans were dying to hear this second album, and i know you really took creative control of this. it's important for you to really let your voice be heard. >> absolutely. really important for me on this record to sing because i really can sing. >> a lot of people have heard the autotunes and your dance hits and you really have a great hit. >> thank you. i got like bummed out when i heard that so i really wanted to show people i can sing. one of the few things i can do. >> after all of your success, you've gom back from touring, and i know that the record company was saying, okay, let's get that second album and you did something courageous. you said i'm going to take tom "time" off. >> i went on a spirit journey so i wanted to go play with animals so i went and did that. >> we'll see if that influence st on a tuesday
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morning, get a check of your local news and weather. good tuesday morning to you. 8:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. workers at the port of oakland are on strike this morning. the 24-hour strike started last night. employees have gone 16 months without a new contract. employees will be on duty for the holiday rush. less sheehee how the forecas holding up with meteorologist christina loren. >> we have spotty light showers in the north bay. this will continue to be the pattern through the first part of the day. heavy rain arrives between 5:00 p.m. tonight and 5:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. clearing out for thanksgiving. have a fantastic tuesday. [ maraca shaking ]
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♪ this place about to blow blow ohh oh ♪ [ cheers and applause ] we're back now with more of "today" on a tuesday morning. a happy group of fans out on the plaza. getting pumped after a concert from kesha, and there's more music from her in just a little while. willie just walked in because he was wearing the same thing yesterday -- >> there was a flap added for her, not for me. coming up, our friends giuliani
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and bill are coming up, and we'll get their take on the octomom. they're recording a christmas song, and the money is going go a trust for the kids. and we're looking for the perfect thanksgiving centerpiece, and the three finalist are hoping to stand up to martha stewart and her critical eye. >> and our friends will tell us ten things you need to have in your pantry, and and also, we'll find out why you're thankful. let's get the headlines. good morning, the escalating crisis between israel and gaza
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has secretary hillary clinton heading t gaza. israel is demanding an end to rocket fire and weapons smugg smuggling. and president obama is is back after a four day tour of southeast asia. he held separate diplomatic and economic talks with leaders of japan and china. and a home explosion that levelled a neighborhood is being investigated as a criminal homicide. the blast killed two and damaged dozens of homes. no suspects have been named. four americans are facing terror charges, accused of plotting to
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attack and kill americans overseas. if convicted, they could each face a maximum of 15 years in prison. powerful storms in the pacific northwest turned deadly overnight. trees and trucks were knocked down, cutting power to 20,000 and flooding neighborhoods in seattle. on the oregon coast, a man was killed when a tree fell on his tent. and there could be hope for twinkies and ho hos after all. they had yet to privately mediate before attempted to sell off assets last week. if they go out of business, several other potential buyers could snap up their most popular brands. and if someone you love is showing signs of a mid-life
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crisis, blame it on evolution. research shows that apes also go through mid-life changes. it was seen in their goal related happiness. they do get better as they get older and they don't do it by buying fancy sports cars. >> this santa decided to repel down, and his beard got stuck, he didn't want the kids down below to know that he wasn't the real santa. a good sport after all. back to al with a check of the weather. >> thanks, let's see what we've
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got for you today. talking about the pacific northwest with a lot of wet weather at natalie mentioned. back into the ohio river valley. windy conditions on the mid-atlantic coast. a little cooler than normal. the macy's thanksgiving day parade forecast is looking good. winds will be light out of 9:05 on a tuesday. i'm meteorologist christina loren. our system is speeding up. you can see the clouds moving with the naked eye this morning. this is san raphael. later on today, the cold front arrives and will pass through the bay area between 5:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. we clear out for the second half of wednesday. staying nice and mild all week long.
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♪ >> all right, al, thanks, now to today's take 3 where we give you our take on all the story that's have us talking. thanks for sticking around guys, do we get to meet the duke at any point? >> very soon. >> he is in the chamber. >> that doesn't sound right. >> he sounds so regal. >> he is on velvet pill lows. >> we want your take on this story, octomom mass recorded a christmas song and video, called "i'm ready for christmas."
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♪ at school we love to watch, at school we love to learn ♪ >> they look so happy to be there. >> joy written all over their face. >> they're kid, but i guess is begs a question, you know. we understand what she has gone through, but to put her kids through that -- >> it's a sad story, i just saw pictures of their home on line, it was filled with graffiti, and i guess they were going to the bathroom outside -- >> the money that will come from the sale of this sing he looks like be used to put these kids through college. >> they better sell a lot. >> 13 kids through college is
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incredible. >> what is incredible, but when you watch it, there is sadness in their eyes. >> they're smiling, but it didn't look like a ton of fun. you know -- >> it just kind of feels exploited. >> how do you walk that line. you have a reality show, a child, i know you're trying to make his life as normal as possible. how do you prevent him from turning into a tv kid? >> he won't, we're going to raise him in chicago, out of the camera shot, and just, you know, like every other kid. normal, go to school, if he want as car when he is 16, he gets a job. >> a very special christmas for duke. >> how about our take two, real or fake. starting to look like christmas. we have our tree here which we
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will light next wednesday night. an 80 foot norway spruce. in norway, they have a fake tree there. they replaced what was a real tree because accord together mayor, it wasn't pretty. it was sad, missing limbs, they had to fill it in and it was ugly. so that's why they replaced it with the fake, which is not going over too well. >> and the photographs are from the detroit free bless, but there are real budget issues. they say the cost is $30,000, one time, we can use it for a decade. big cities spend as much as a quarter of a million dollars each year on a tree. >> i like to remind people of the charlie brown tree.
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>> even when i was eight years old, i could know that's not possible. >> a real tree needs love. >> i'm for the fake tree. >> i'm with real. something about tradition, that smell -- >> i remember my dad bought a fake tree, and he pulled that box out of the attic, and i was like really? >> my parents had a fake tree forever, and it's not the same thing, you go with the kids, let them pick it up, you're cleaning up the pine at the end of the season -- >> i'm real tree, but i think it's different at home than for a real city. >> don't you usually go to a public park and cut it down? >> yes. >> we have some funny kid videos
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sent in, let's start with jack from new jersey. react together news that he's getting a new baby brother. >> i'm getting a boy, oh, yeah. i'm getting a boy. cool. >> i'm getting a boy. cool. i'm getting a boy. oh, yeah, me and daddy and mommy. >> and here's the deal. >> but his brother is not due until march so we have four more months. >> wow. >> and then he falls. >> down goes frazier. >> down goes jack. >> may be a backup dancer for kesha in 10 or 15 years. >> i'm getting a boy. like you when we found out we were getting a boy. >> i don't have those moves. that kid can dance better than i can. >> another cute one. this is really funny because kimry is just 9 months old and big brother brighton is 5 years old and everything that brighton does, the baby copies. listen. >> oh, that's so cute.
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>> if her brother cries, she cries. >> and our last one, austin, age 5 at six flags in new england. the kids love to dance and shot this at six flags. >> yeah. >> this is where it gets good. >> oh, gosh. ♪ ♪ pretty smooth. he's good. >> very cute. >> another kesha backup. >> thanks to the viewers who sent it in. >> and then finally, real quickly. >> cinnabon has a candy canadian that tastes like the cinnabon without all the fat. 15 calories versus the 800 calories. >> we're going to test it and see if it tastes like the real cinnabon. >> no, no, not quite the same. >> here's how it tastes like a real cinnabon, now you've got
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it. >> get there. >> these are not hot out of the oven. like them when they are just out of the oven. >> think there's enough frosting on these, al? >> 820 calories less than that. >> we'll let you digest. bill and giuliana, great to see you guys. our best to the duke. >> have a great thanksgiving. >> you, too. >> martha stewart chooses the very best thanksgiving centerpiers in our quest for the best, right after this. crs in o the best, right after this. ers the best, right after this. s in the best, right after this.
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neutrogena®. ♪ it's on. it's on. ♪ black friday's almost here. ♪ we should totally go together. ♪ ♪ ok. can we also bring trevor? ♪ ♪ he's hot. ♪ i think we should get those dvds first. ♪ ♪ duh! they're doorbusters. ♪ missing those would be the worst. ♪ totes. ♪ it's on. it's on, ♪ black friday's almost here. ♪ we should totally shop forever. ♪ ♪ smiley face. don't be late. ♪ or whatever. what if you could shop forever? this morning on "today's quest for the best,"
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thanksgiving centerpieces, asked for your craftiest table creations and the response were great. some were nbc themes, some like this cookie cornucopia and this is even breathing. we narrowed it down to three finalists competing for the title of today's best. kathy jones and stephanie anderson from stillwater, minnesota and shannon mccallive and here to judge the competition, the queen of crafts herself, the queen of centerpieces, martha stewart. good morning, everyone. >> why don't i let you all get to your centerpieces. let me start by asking you first what are you looking for? what do you judge? >> a centerpiece is to create interest at the table, to be festive and be appropriate for the season, and to incorporate seasonal ingredients and fun and pretty. >> and pretty. >> and, you know, and awe-inspiring. >> okay. that said. let's see if you inspire on. this is your tree of thanks, which is really sweet. they are on these branches, each little message.
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it's also interactive, you'll get people involved in this. >> absolutely. we've had a baby boom in my family so it's a new tradition so we're getting the kids involved before dinner to write down what they are thankful for and clip it on the blessing tree as a reflection of the season. >> my church, let's see what else. >> thankful for love. >> new babies. >> very nice. >> and the natural squashes and pumpkins and gords. >> i tend to decorate on a shoestring. did you grow those? >> got them at the local market. we shellacked them. >> selling those in all the stores, as place settings, wonderful, have him make more. >> let's move on to the other. >> stephanie is over here and she created this tree theme of nesting turkeys centerpiece. little nesting turkey and made out of nuts, how cute.
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>> walnuts and acorns, well done, and you shellacked the branches and what are the bases made out of? >> just styrofoam and parented around the sides and then has moss on top, but the -- these are actually lilac bushes. i just sprayed them down and piece it had together, conclude it, wired it. >> natural raffia. >> that's amazing. >> and it was really an amazing journey. it was so fun, but the nuts right here are just made out of walnuts, possible together, a little hazelnut and throw any grass on there. >> i think it will last, maybe next year? >> you can pull it out again. >> very pretty. >> i also have these little pieces here, take the turkey out of the nest and use that on there and use it as a place card. >> and i love the lights on it, too. >> a little fiber-optic. >> great job, stephanie. >> over to shannon, our third finalist, and you kind of went the humorous route.
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the turkey on the road. why did the turkey cross the sflood. >> what is the inspiration? >> to be on our dinner table. >> to get to the other side. >> that's right. >> this one says because he was a free range turkey. >> okay. very cute. >> humor was throughout. >> you use a little collectible, too. these are cute, all the things that you have. >> my mothers, she was generous to loan them. >> how nice. what is this? >> it's our place card. >> stuff yourself in this chair. >> so it could mean both, if you're overweight or just going to eat a lot. >> i imagine eat a lot. >> so for you it really is about just having fun at the thanksgiving table. >> all about having fun. we invited everybody in the family to bring a joke to the thanksgiving table, and they share during dinner, and we supported it with these. >> okay. let's see who is going to -- martha, it's time for you to make a decision and see who is going to add the trove toe the centerpiece this year. >> i love the first table because it incorporates nature
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and the trees, after sandy, all the fallen trees, nice to cut them up and make something useful and grow the gourdes and pumpkins. i also like this one very, very much because it incorporates, again, nature and its bounty with the nuts and the cranberries, and i love this one very much, too, because tin corporates not only found objects like rocks but also candy turkeys. >> before you give it away, we're going to take a quick break and we'll see you on the other side. keep you all hanging a little bit longer. ladies stand by. our quest for the best winner will be revealed right after hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios
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back now. time for the big reveal. who wins our quest for the best centerpiece competition. martha stewart. >> okay. well, after much thought i have chosen, because it has a sense of humor. the music. uh-oh. because in the aftermath of send a and for people who are still suffering, i thought a little bit of a sense of humor would be appropriate, so shannon from seattle, your table wins the trophy. >> wow. >> an unfull of acorns. >> back after your local news. congratulations. [ bells dinging ]
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i'm laura garcia-cannon. hp now says it has been badly fooled when it bought a british company for $11 billion. it calls significant and deliberate misrepresentation on apart of autonamy. >> obviously we're disappointed. we feel terrible about it. i regret i voted for the deal. we are where we are. now we need to turn it over to the authorities and seek redress on behalf of hp shareholders to recover what we can. >> shocking story out of the hp campus in palo alto. we will have a look at the hp disaster discovery in the news at 11:00 this morning. we will take a quick break and look at weather and traffic.
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welcome back. the time is 9:28. look at how dark the sky is over san raphael. same sky over san francisco right now.
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we're still getting sunshine in the south bay. the front arrives through the second half of the day. into tonight, the rainfall will come down while we're sleeping. we will come up to 68 degrees in livermore and 65 in santa teresa. as we head through the next couple of days, we clear out quickly in time for the thanksgiving feast on thursday. 65 on thursday. 53 degrees at the coast. able to get outdoors without dodging showers all day long. let's check the drive with mike. we had a big back up here. still getting through northbound 880 the 0 at the coliseum. an accident north of here. let me show you on the maps. it is clear north of the coliseum at fruitville. we still have major delays caltrain system wide. tracks are open through palo alto after the deadly accident this morning.
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a person was killed at 103. a very slow drive. system wide delays expected. the south bay recovers in the last 20 minutes as well. slow at 101. laura, back to you. thank you very much. thank you for joining us as well. another news update in a half hour. enjoy your tuesday morning. ♪ 30,000 people here on me
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♪ i'm just getting warmed up ♪ drop all this. >> this is mr. worldwide, miami's own pitbull with one of his signature dance tunes and he'll bring his rap swagger to rockefeller plaza to kick you off into the thanksgiving holiday in style. speaking of music, we'll hear one more song from hit-maker kesha just ahead. i'm natalie morales along with willie geist. >> also ahead, from pomegranate molasses to coconut milk and anchovies, "bon appetite" is out for the first time with a list of items everyone should have in their pantry. >> i don't like anchovies. >> this is going to be a learning experience for us. >> good. >> then on the rock center rink, ashley wagner, on a roll this year. "men's health" magazine even named ashley the 20 hottest. >> look forward to meeting her. >> all right. let's check in with al roker who
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is out by the rock center tree. hey, al. >> thanks so much. we are out here by the tree. of course, a lot of stars make their way to rockefeller center. there's one that really counts. best known for their jewelry and giftware collection, the folks adorning the star for the ninth year in a row, helping us out here, jennifer hinkel in charge of communications. jennifer, nice to see are you? this is a big star, tell me about this. >> nine and a half feet tall. it has 25,000 swarofsky crystals. >> what makes this different? >> this is the ninth star, made a few upgrades over the year. now has l.e.d. lighting so it's energy efficient. >> okay. and when do they put this thing up? >> later today. craned up to the top. >> very cool. jennifer hinkel, thanks so much. folks can see the beautiful star all lit up on november 28th, 8:00 p.m. right here on nbc. savannah guthrie and i lighting
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the tree, and, of course, at 8:05 it gets light and at 9:15 i get lit. jennifer is inching her way away from me now. for tomorrow, if you're going to be traveling, look for a lot of wet weather in the pacific northwest with mountain snows. record highs in the plains. sunny and cool in the northeast, and for the macy's thanksgiving day parade, sunny and cool and 45-50. northerly winds at 7 miles per hour. thanksgiving day forecast looking like this. expect to see plenty of sunshine in the east. that's a scary looking little guy. some snow in the northern plains and look for some rain in the pacific northwest. lots of sunshine and warmth in the southwest, and we look for a beautiful day along the southeastern atlantic we have some showers on the radar. this could interrupt your smooth travel plans. keep this in mind. travel cautiously. the bulk of the moisture is in the northern portion of the
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state. this will arrive in the bay area at 5:00 p.m. and spread to the south overnight into tomorrow morning. highs today will be comfortable. 68 inland. 63 at the coast. we stay clear for thanksgiving. >> that's your latest weather. hey, willie, they want you to come over. they would like to put the star on to the of the tree around 3:00 so if you can come over come over. >> i just stand there, reach up and drop it on top of the tree. i'll be there. >> actually that star is taller than you. >> it is. >> nine and a half feet tall. >> got me by a hair. >> coming up next, the ten ingredients you may not have in your pantry, but you should. right after this. ♪ [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. medicare open enrollment. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law.
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dear santa, i want a ballerina tutu, a pink bike, a unicorn night-light... [ female announcer ] this year, bring their wish list to life. [ girl ] ...princess doll, markers... this morning in "today's kitchen" we're going back to basics with new staples for your pantry. for the first time in the 60-year history "bon appetit" has a list of must-have kitsch engadgets. each product has been awarded the "bon appetit" seal of approval. >> good morning, willie. >> you were one of the few guests who almost loses his head
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in the vent her. spiky hair this morning. >> get stuffed up in there, right up in there. >> tell me, first of all, what's the criteria and why did you start doing this after 56 year? >> seal of approval, always telling people what to cook and how to cook and why not tell them what to cook with. we're a very opinionated bunch and what are the products in our kitchen we start with every day starting off with the basics and here on out we'll introduce new products to the seal of approval programs. ones that we can't cook without and neither should >> you this is not sugar and flour. >> well, there are the basics, domino's sugar. king arthur's flour, the staples. >> these are the products that most americans don't have in their kitchen but should to help them become a better cook. >> this one i've not heard of. red boat fish sauce. >> it's the new soy sauce. >> thailand and vietnam, a great ingreetedient doing stir fries, dipping marinades, adds that salty funkiness. dipping sauce, fish sauce, lime
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juice, chili, great for spring rolls or summer rolls. >> get that in a grocery store? >> yes. >> let's me of on to white miso, the japanese, to impart that essence to the dish. want backbone for your salads, your broths or soups. famous miso glaze, once or twice. that's what you need to buy. we like the yellow white miso, a little softer and sweeter, not so stringent. >> like anything that involves margaritas. >> where's the eyes. >> agave sweetener, if you have diabetes, low glycemic index, healthier and bartenders likes it because it dissolves easily into cocktail. agave syrup. >> what is is this? >> a tunisian tapenade, garlic,
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coriander, a great sort of paste. mix it with mayonnaise, put it in your sandwiches and grill it with shrimp. one of these all purpose flavor enhances. >> pomegranate molasses, what do you use that for? >> i tend to think of this as an aged balsamic, when it gets syrupy, this is reduced pomegranate juice, great to glaze, instant glaze on grilled meats and chicken. this is a classic lebanese salad, fresh mint, lettuce, tomatoes, crispy pita chips. >> do i really need anchovies at all times? >> anchovies. >> do i have to do it? >> a big source, a fight in my house hold, likes to put anchovies, tries to sneak them in. i do not like them. >> why do we need them? >> ortiz ones are great. like them hole to drape on your cesare dressing. what people love them for, mix them into pasta sauces and adds that earthy saltiness, better than just salt and do dissolve while cooking. some people don't know they are
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in there. i always do. no italian would be without their anchovies, period. >> okay. let's get through these ones. >> coconut milk. >> some people are lactose intolerant, this t should be real coconut, reduced coconut milk. >> and tomato paste. >> perfect bolognese, need tomato paste, mixed in with the ground beef, stock and wine. >> and sea salt, sprinkle the crystals over your steak and vegetables, parmesan short bread, crunch flavor. >> grape seed oil. >> need more than olive oil. >> it's a neutral oil, higher burning point and great for frying and for a mellow salad dressing. >> you can buy all of this stuff in a grocery store. >> or order online. >> catch your breath. >> at am rapport with "bon appetit." >> up next reigning national champion ashley young on the
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just won the grand prix of france in paris this weekend. good morning to you. >> good morning. thank you so much. >> what a season you've had already. win after win. national championship, skate america, the four continents and most recently the grand prix of france so it must be just blowing you away. >> you know, it's been a dream season. i'm so proud-of-everything that i've accomplished so far, and, you know, all this hard work that i've put in is really starting to pay off so i'm on cloud nine. >> called yourself the almost girl and consider calling yourself the it girl. >> i think i've finally gotten rid of that. no longer feel like the almost girl. can i say i've gotten rid of that title and i'm now the it girl so i'm excited. >> you are skating in a holiday special this week. >> pandora holiday members on ice, great skaters, joanie rochette and brian boitano and
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it's a holiday weekend on nbc. >> you'll be skating to the classic "joy to the world." i will take your beautiful jacket. thank you. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ >> ashley wagner, thanks, and you can watch ashley skate in the pandora unforgettable holiday moments on ice this sunday right here on nbc: up
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next one more song from today's concert star kesha but, first, this is "today" on nbc.
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tomorrow's concert with pitbull. >> now one more song from kesha, and natalie is going to leave her jacket on. ♪ ♪ this place about to blow you ready? ♪ back door cracked, we don't need a key ♪ ♪ we get in for free, no v.i.p. sleaze ♪ ♪ drink that kool-aid follow my lead ♪ ♪ now you're one of us ♪ you're coming with me
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♪ it's time the lights and shut the dj down ♪ ♪ this place's about to ♪ tonight we're taking over ♪ no one's getting out ♪ this place's about to blow ♪ below-oh-oh-oh ♪ this place about to blow ♪ blow >> come on. ♪ about to blow ♪ blow-oh-oh-oh ♪ this place about to blow ♪ blow, oh-oh-oh >> you ready for this? ♪ go insane, go insane ♪ throw some glitter, make it rain on 'em ♪
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♪ let me see them hanes, let me, let me see them hanes ♪ go insane, go insane ♪ ♪ throw some glitter, make it rain on 'em ♪ ♪ let me see them hanes ♪ let me, let me see them hanes ♪ >> put your hands up. i'm taking over. get used to it, america! ♪ this place about to blow ♪ blow-oh-oh-oh ♪ this place about to blow ♪ blow-oh-oh-oh this place about to blow ♪ ♪ blow-oh-oh-oh ♪ this place about to blow ♪ blow-oh-oh-oh ♪ >> come on!
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good morning to you. 9:56. i'm marla tellez. the santa clara county is planning to add an extra 1.5 miles to the corridor projects. it would connect los gatos and the downtown line. the public meeting will be held to share your thoughts. i spoke to my mom in santa rosa and she says it is raining. let's get a check of the
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forecast. >> good morning. let's get the live picture of san bruno. your mom is on the money. that is where we are getting the rain in the north bay. we are seeing a live picture. marla's mom not far from here in santa rosa. the bulk of the moisture will be confi confined. we will see the rain drape over the bay in the second half of the day. as we meet back here tomorrow morning, still tracking showers. here are the highlights of the storm. the three-hour flight delays out of sfo. winds pick up as the winds pick up between 15 to 25 miles per hour sustained. we are expecting .75 of rain. we clear out just in time for gobble-gobble turkey day. over to you.
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no more problems for oakland past the coliseum. a nice smooth drive here south of high street. the skies are changing constantly like christina said. the maps will show you the slowdown coming out of the east shore freeway. i messed up. we are looking at a smooth drive. you know the peninsula has the issue at caltrain. we should be clearing up there, marla. thanks. we'll be back at 10:26 with our next update. what are you doing there?
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"today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. oh, some days are easier than others. welcome to booze day tuesday, everybody, november 20th. we're already in the 20s now, hodie. >> we certainly are. >> early thanksgiving this year. >> two wakeups from thanksgiving in case you're wondering and thinking about getting your turkey and everything together. >> that's what i'm doing today. heading home and start cooking. >> you do that early? >> when you're feeding a horde. i hope they don't take that bad. >> who? >> mostly family, some friends, some friends. >> uh-huh. >> you know, the friends, but then other friends would be upset that i said those friends. hopefully everybody has a -- i should say if there are dear friends of ours that don't have a place to go, they should call me now. now that i'm about to make the stuffing. that's precious stuff, that stuffing. your family is coming in today. >> i started looking at my apartment, my brother, his wife, their two kids, my mom.
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i was looking in my silverware drawer. i have two teaspoons. how do you buy teaspoons alone? i don't know if you have ever tried it. you can't. you have to buy the entire set of flatware. >> that's all you wanted was four? >> well, that makes six. >> do they match? >> no, they don't match. it doesn't matter. we're talking about food. don't you realize i don't have a cup? today i'm going to bed, bath & beyond after this. because we have to get cups. >> that is so funny. >> if you are fond of your in-laws coming for the holidays, david letterman had something so funny. he did this on his show last night, so just take a listen to this. >> finally, a major american company is addressing this problem for the holidays. >> do you hate the hassles of holiday air travel almost as much as you hate the tedious, awkward thanksgiving dinner with family?
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announcing united airlines reluctant traveler service. for a nominal fee, we'll book you on a pretend united flil d with a plausible date, flight number, you can tell your family. the last minute, oh, no, your flight's been cancelled. you wanted to be there, but what can you do? united airlines, we get it. >> that's funny, yeah. >> come on, how good is that? >> i'm so grateful i love my family, aren't you? could you imagine? >> yeah. how about miley at the airport, speaking of airplanes yesterday. >> we're going to tell you what happened. apparently, she was lashing out at paparazzi at lax, which is notorious, of all the places i've been in my life, they are the most out of control. >> she lands, picture, after midnight. she gets off the plane. she's looking for her boyfriend, fiance. this whole crush of photographers comes running up to her to ask her questions and
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stuff. she gets very upset. they ask her about a possible girl crush she has on kristen stewart. at some point she signs an autograph for somebody and throws a jacket over her own face. this is what miley apparently said. we don't have the tape. we do have the ver bait m. here's what she said. don't even start asking me questions. don't even start. shut up. the reporter says, shut up, shut up. >> then the reporter says -- >> miley, you are not very nice. miley says -- >> you are not very smart. so shut up. >> then the reporter says, so what can i ask you? >> not at 1:00 in the morning. stop. >> it's 1:00 already? >> stop. use the money you get from selling people's souls to buy a watch. >> boom. >> ouch. >> you know what? we know miley. she's a terrific girl. in lots of ways she really is. having been in a position like that yourself, it's so important that you don't let your emotions
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get the better of you. it only comes back to bite you in your egyptian you know what. so you don't do it. >> you don't. >> you don't do it. even if that guy was totally in the wrong it ends up making her look bad. >> you're right. >> she's exhausted. nobody likes to have your picture taken also when you just slept. maybe slept on a plane or not slept for hours. >> when you get off a plane. >> you're not at your best. those pictures have a way of getting out. people can be cruel about them. it really comes down to that. there should be some sort of weird entrance and exit. >> so she can get out of there. >> yeah. these guys make their living like that, though. the more they get you upset, the more abrasive the situation is, the more money they get out of the picture. >> remember when bernie madoff was walking down the street. the photographer stiff armed him. he jumped back. you could see that moment when he jumps back -- >> it's like don't mess with my face. >> speaking of planes, rihanna
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decided she was going to do this deal where she was going to go for seven days to seven countries on a 777. >> seven days, do a concert in seven different cities. >> she invited a whole bunch of press people and all that stuff on this private plane. >> and fans. >> some fans. it was going to be all fun. anyway, apparently because of her -- according to some journalist because of her tardiness, number one the plane ends up sitting on the tarmac. she hasn't granted any one on ones. they were complaining she's shopping while they're sitting on the plane waiting. it's bothering them. anyway, it bothered one australian radio deejay so much he decided that he thought the prudent thing to do was to strip naked and run down the isle of the plane filled with journalists and fans. so he's streaking. >> at least something's happening. >> anyway, they seem happy. >> look -- whoa! >> okay. >> yeah, baby. >> a lot is happening there.
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>> looks like he's holding on to his manhood while he's doing it. you know. sometimes that can hurt, if you know what i mean. that's why god made jock straps. so you wouldn't have accidents like that. that is not a plane i would want to be on for seven days. >> that does not look fun at all. >> i guess they're tweeting people going, help us! save us! >> get us all out of here. it sounds like a good idea at the time. >> it ain't the paradise they were all expecting. >> so here's the scenario. a lot of people are on second marriages. the question is, when you have your second marriage, do you invite your ex to the wedding? that's the case people are talking about with jennifer aniston and her fiance. >> this is a british magazine. i don't know how credible they are as an organization. >> the question is should they invite brad and angie to the wedding. >> i'll tell you right now what i would do, i would never invite brad and angelina to a barbecue at my house, nothing. because every eye is going to be
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on them. and that's her day and his day. i think it's very gracious if they are thinking of it, but, you know, it's going to become more of a press craziness. >> i agree, i agree. >> for a day you really want to have quiet and private and special, it seems to fly in the face of that. >> i think you're right. i think it's probably just one of those magazine -- >> would you invite your ex? >> never. no. >> i'm friendly with my first husband, but my present husband would never, ever consider that. it would just be so awkward. >> disrespectful to your husband. your new husband. i think that's true. if it makes your current fiance/husband upset, then don't do it. it's not worth it. for what? it's one day. why are they sharing in that day? >> yeah. >> "the voice," it was a big night last night. partly because blake and christina sing together in a song called "just a fool." >> from christina's new cd. >> they actually did this song for the first time live.
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>> this live. this suspect a video. this is on "the voice." ♪ i had my heart set on you ♪ but nothing else hurt like you do ♪ ♪ i've waited and waited so long ♪ ♪ for someone to never come home ♪ ♪ i'm just a fool holding on to something that never ever come back ♪ ♪ i can't accept that it's lost ♪ >> a lot going on there. i thought it was lindsay lohan at first. she's got that lindsay lohan look. i'm just getting old. i can't see, i can't smell. i can't -- you know, nothing.
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my taste buds are going. it's just sad. >> it is hard when you can't see. >> there is good news, my doctor tells me when i finally get old enough to have cataracts, which is soon, he can take off my cataracts and i'll have perfect vision. but the world's become such an ugly place, i don't want to see it. i toedon't want to see it. i'm going to be happy in my ignorance. >> if you haven't had enough of the two of us, there's good news. i know you've had enough. you're already over it. it's only 10:09. we're on with anderson cooper on "anderson live." >> we taped it last week. he's now -- we wish him all the best. now he's in a very dangerous situation in the gaza strip over in the middle east. i guess it's very dangerous where he was. >> it's getting very scary. >> anyway, this was last week. >> let's watch. he ended up tipping back a couple of glasses. >> he's a cheap date. >> i am not a drinker, but, you know, just to be in the festive spirit, i had a glass as well. anyway, they got me to drink, and i warned them if i drank this glass of wine, i would get
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drunk. i drank maybe four sips of that wine. i had, like, half the glass. i was -- i was drunk. very quickly, by the end of the first 15 i'd had the entire glass. i was slurring my words. >> it was bad. >> here's the thing. we didn't get him to drink. he's a grown man. >> adult. >> makes his own choices. >> there was wine on his table. and he drank it. >> we were his guests, you know what i'm saying? >> you guys, you have to watch it. he's really slurring. you don't even know what he's talking about. it's so good. >> we gave him a little botox, too. a good time was had by everybody. he's a really good guy. i love him. one of country music's biggest stars, not to mention, a a tall brink of water. we're talking about trace adk s adkins, of course. our guys tell-all panel is back. love our guys. we'll be right back.
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country superstar trace adkins is keeping busy this holiday season in a tradition performing in the macy's thanksgiving parade on thursday. >> then he'll be back for nbc's tree lighting extravaganza. >> you were here for a couple of weeks in the big apple. >> yeah, yeah. >> do you feel out of place here
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or do you enjoy it? >> pretty much out of place. >> you stand out anyway, here you must really stand out. >> my wife told me to tell y'all to go to >> what is that? >> match the patterns. i don't know, something y'all were talking about. >> to get the spoons. >> thank you. >> thank you! what a dutiful husband you are. >> let's talk parade, trace. you and your 7-year-old daughter -- >> isn't that sad that's what my life has come to? >> so domesticated. >> i know how to match your patterns. >> spoons. >> we like your wife, we've met her, she's a good, good woman. >> let's talk about your daughter. you're going to be singing with your 7 year old in the parade. what song are the two of you going to be singing? >> she can't sing. >> she can't? >> she was on the video with you. >> she wasn't singing. she just has the job of being cute. >> you handle the heavy lifting.
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>> she is cute. >> is that at your farm, trace? >> yeah, yeah. >> are you still living there, we know you lost your home to a fire. have you rebuilt, what's going on? >> haven't rebuilt yet. this will do for now. >> you're in a different house. >> yeah. >> why did you decide to do the rockefeller center christmas tree lighting, that's a big deal here. >> it's on tv. >> a lot of people watch it. you have a new single, too? >> you need to do this, it's going to be on tv. >> you don't look like the kind of guy that does what anybody tells you to do. >> not really, but i do a lot of tv, because it's -- people watch it. it's a lot easier than traveling. it's a lot easier to touch a few million people in one shot. >> it's the mathematics to it. >> if you had to go to everybody's house every day, that would be a long day. >> barely get out of brooklyn in a year. >> tv's good. >> you are fun.
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>> i just tell the truth about stuff. >> you know what i was saying to you earlier, it needs to be said. he does such great work with an amazing organization called the wounded warriors organization. how did you get involved in that? >> that seemed to be a natural progression to the u.s.o. stuff i've done over the years and morphed into the wounded warriors. been associated them for a few years. >> you've got your red cross pin on. that's something else that's close to you, huh? >> i'm the spokesman for the red cross' holiday campaign. >> they've got a big one this year because of everything that happened in the tri-state area. >> they've been busy around here lately. >> they have. >> you guys are familiar with what they do around the holidays. >> of course, of course. >> get people to do christmas cards and send to the troops. >> were you ever in the military yourself? >> no, no. my grandaddy was in the army,
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but not me. >> it's out of gratitude for their service? >> yeah, sure. there wasn't anything really going on when i got out of high school. now i'm too old. >> you have all girls. so you're not -- yeah. >> yeah. >> that explains a lot. you are around a lot of estrogen, aren't you? >> yeah. >> that's a beautiful shot of the group. >> we wish your family a great thanksgiving. >> we do and look forward to seeing you at the macy's day thanksgiving parade. i'll be there with my nieces, we'll be waving to you. >> i'll be on the domino sugar float. don't know what it looks like yet. >> hopefully it will hold you. you are a hunk a hunk a burning love. >> i haven't gained that much weight. you sit there and call me fat on tv. >> i just called you a hunk a hunk a burning love. compliment. does not mean fat. >> sounds like 300-pound elvis to me.
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you remember 300-pound elvis? >> no, my god. lead, hoda. >> also, we can celebrate the tree lighting christmas from rockefeller plaza next wednesday, november 28th at 8:00 p.m. both here on nbc. >> thank you, trace. we'll be right back, what we want to know is what is your man really thinking? our guys tell all right after this.
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has two children and rick younger, married with a darling boy. >> on every commercial you'll ever see. >> last but not least, divorced bob guinea. host of "show house showdown" and currently touring with his band guinea and grimes. by the time we get through your -- >> all right, let's go across to sara. >> first up, molly from wisconsin with a question about wardrobe. >> so i'm really into a guy, but not his wardrobe. how can i change it without saying it to his face? >> you just did. >> unless you are into three guys at the same time, you just told him that you're not into his wardrobe. >> if this guy's watching right now, he already knows you hate his wardrobe. >> hey, ed, that shirt, not sure if i like it, does that make you feel bad, are you glad she's told you? >> i want to look good for her.
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buy him some stuff. >> put your money where your mouth is. i get new clothes, she thinks i look good, everybody's happy. >> i'll dress how you want me to dress. >> as long as you get naked for me. >> it's a fair trade, right? >> one caveat, you got to remember, ask a guy to look better and dress better and he starts doing that, then other women are like, wow, he looks great. then he leaves ya! >> wow, wow. you know what i'm proud of you for, thinking it through. >> let's go to our second question. this is a facebook post, how do men feel about dating single moms? >> how bratty are the kids? i'm joking. >> that makes a difference. what do you think? >> you're getting into an already-made family. >> have you ever done that? >> i have not. i'm not ready for that. >> one of the things it's really good is to find out how important you are in this woman's life, clearly, she's got
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a number one, her child. >> you don't want to be number two. >> if you're dating a woman with a child, it's important -- at least when i was dating, it's important for me to know that kid was a priority over me. >> i want them to prioritize themselves. >> you get a window into how she treats the people that she loves. >> rick, you are the nicest of everybody. >> dated a girl with a child once, she left me because she said i don't want two. that was it. >> guys, we're going to continue chatting with you guys. stick around, these guys are going to answer your questions. then a moving story, it really is. a thanks and giving. barbara bush and jenna bush haeger share their story. all this after your local news and weather. [ nyquil bottle ] hey tylenol, you know we're kinda like twins. [ tylenol bottle ] we are?
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good morning to you. 10:26. i'm marla tellez. palo alto's hp is saying it was badly fooled when it bought a british company for $11 billion. hp reporting significant and deliberate financial misrepresentation on the part of autonomy. that is a british company hp bought last year. there was fraud involved in the sale. we will have a more in depth look with scott mcgrew at our
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news at 11:00. we will look at the forecast and the roads after the break.
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welcome back. 10:28. still getting a bit of shower activity to the north. now the front is moving into the clear region. we are a few hours away from the steady rainfall. we will see gusty winds and highs will not climb anymore. we start out nice and mild. we are on track for 68 in livermore. 65 in fremont. 66 in redwood city. rain-cooled air a few hours away
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like in oakland. we will time it out at 11:00. let's check the drive with mike. good morning. we have a bit of a break. much of the morning was a break without the rain. it is thinning out at 101. 101 has been an issue. this time the latest issue at silver creek valley road. that is the last of the south bay. the accident north of 280 making things tough off the interchange. it is slow through the area. slow on the incline to the bay bridge. the live look at the toll plaza. there is a mild back up. the metering lights are still on. they will get turned off in the next half hour. thank you, mike. we will have more of the top stories coming up at 11:00. jon kelley and i will see you at 11:00. we're back now with more of "today" on this booze day tuesday. these fine men have stuck around
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because we'd kill them if they left. >> single guy ed. >> married father of two, chuck nice, rick younger, who's married with a son and divorced and swinging single, bob guiney. we wanted to give you something. >> sara's across the street. i've recruited a new guy, show them what you got. tune in next week. we got susan from florida, and she's go a question about the boyfriend's family. >> what happens if you don't like your boyfriend's family? >> that's probably a good thing, because you don't have to date them, now do you? no, i'm joking. >> kind of when you start dating someone, you do date their family. my blessing or curse, the families always love me, it's the girl. >> you know, i had wonderful exchange with my uncle right around the time i was getting married. he was like, you know, it's nice
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if your family likes who you're with and vice versa, but when it boils down to it, if you're in a serious relationship, you spend most of your time with that person. your family, you love them, but probably see them thanksgiving, christmas, a cookout in the summer time. you see the other person 362 days of the year. >> unless you're all living together. how about you, have you ever dated someone and not got along with the family? >> i'm the same way, families like me. but that's right, don't have to spend a lot of time with them. >> here's a question along the same lines. how long do you think a girl should wait before she introduces a guy to her family, how many dates, a month in? >> i hope it's immediate, let's go to the family first. >> how long so you're not scared off? >> i think it should be a couple of months. just enough so you know this is going somewhere. >> that really is a statement. >> yeah, don't make it an event, you know, kind of just all of a sudden your sister shows up and
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meets the guy. maybe one guy your mom just happens to be at the same coffee shop that you're at and you run into each other. when you do the whole, i want you to meet my family, he's going to run. >> for a long weekend in nantucket. >> i had a point in my life where everybody met my family because i was living in my mother's basement. >> you were one of those. >> i'm out of my mother's basement now. i got my own house. living at my wife's mother's. take that! mother in law's basement now. >> don't listen to chuck, we live in new york, there are no basements. we all in the same room. >> sara? >> what happens if the in-laws don't like you back? >> well, speaking from experience -- >> get out of that basement! >> we've got a guy seeking guy advice. jay from ohio has a question about anniversaries. >> i'm celebrating my ten-year
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anniversary with my wife in new york this week and looking for tips to keep the magic going another ten or 20 years. >> number one, take the hat off! >> number one! tip number two, put the hat back on, take everything else off, run through the house! >> you like to run naked a lot. >> telling you, the butt-naked run through keeps the family together. with the hat on. >> you leave that hat on and go buck naked, your wife will go gay. test the water. >> it's an experiment. >> whole new panel, people. whole new panel. >> oh, my gosh! >> here's a question from jerry. why do men ask for your phone number and say they'll call tomorrow, but they never call? >> it's the whole waiting game. there's a rule, it's like three days or something like that. >> never, never. >> just being nice? >> ego.
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it's called ego. i want to see if i can get your number, but i'm not really interested. >> why do they waste the time to begin with? >> they want to be nice. >> cruel. >> that girl -- >> you got off well, because you didn't need that person. the person that will play that kind of game, you don't want them. >> thanks, guys, you were actually entertaining this time. thank you. we got an amazing story for you guys, jenna bush hager shares her family's emotional story after a devastating loss. you don't want to miss this. this is very special. that i could smoke for the first week... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix.
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we're back with our special series thanks and giving, highlighting 50 years of work done at st. jude's children's hospital. >> jenna bush hager is here with more. >> hi, guys, good morning. today the survival rate for a child living with leukemia was 74%. my grandparents had a daughter who died of leukemia. ♪ my aunt, robin bush, was born on december 20, 1949. >> we were very young, and it was a very big day for us, beautiful little girl. >> two years younger than my dad, my grandparent's little
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girl was a prized joy. her sweet soul and girly calm filled their home with warmth. >> she was quiet and gentle, and she had lovely little blond curls. >> at only three, their gentle girl began to change. her energy waned. >> how could you first tell she was getting sick? >> because she was listless and didn't want to do anything, just wanted to rest, go out and watch cars go by. so i called the doctor and said, can i bring robin out, i think she has spring fever. the doctor sort of laughed. we went out, she had a few bruises on her, and the doctor took a blood test and said i'll call you. >> that call led to devastating news. >> she told us that robin had leukemia. what do you do for leukemia? well, you don't do anything. she's going to die. and we said, no, i don't think so. and she said, my advice is take
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her home, love her, in about two weeks, she'll be gone. >> they decided their love alone wasn't enough and took robin across the country to a hospital willing to try treatment on a child. >> they took bone marrow tests, which were painful, a lot of blood. they put her on chemo. every time she got a blood transfusion, he'd have to leave the room. >> seven months later, when she was almost four, robin died. >> i was combing her hair and holding her hand. i saw that little body, i saw her spirit go. >> out of despair, a glimpse of hope. >> how did you decide to donate her body to research? >> wasn't hard. i think it made us feel that something good is coming out of this precious little life, and today, almost nobody dies of
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leukemia. >> st. jude children's research hospital was founded nearly a decade after robin's death in 1991, my grandmother visited st. jude. >> what on earth can be better in the eyes of god than a hospital that saves children's lives? >> now i was thrilled to get an invitation to visit. she introduced me to 3-year-old brooklyn, who's being treated for leukemia. brooklyn is the same age my aunt robin was when she passed away. >> st. jude has really just been everything to us, putting her in remission and keeping her that way. >> how do you feel, brooklyn? >> good! >> you feel good? >> in the lab i learned why it was so important my grandparents donated robin's body to science. >> we still have cells and dna from patients we treated in the 1960s. now that technology's gotten better, we can go back and learn about what caused those cancers and why some children were cured and others weren't. >> one, two, three!
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>> there's a tradition at st. jude to send balloons to heaven remembering those who passed on. >> so sweet. >> to robin. >> i shared this with my grandmother. for my grandparent's darling child, my grandmother says even 60 years later, there are still thoughts of love. >> george and i do talk about her. maybe more recently, in the last two or three years, than before. >> why do you think that is? >> i think we're getting older and robin, to me, is a joy. she's like an angel to me. and she's not a sadness or a sorrow, little fat arms around my neck. >> he said recently that he's hoping when he passes away, that's who he'll see first. >> it is who he'll see first. >> and today, my aunt would be 63 years old. my grandmother says that the
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stigma of living with cancer has also drastically changed. when my aunt was little, some people wouldn't let their kids play with her, because they were worried it could be caught. also one sad detail, my grandparents had to keep my dad and aunt separated, because they were worried if they played too rough like little kids do, she would hemorrhage and pass away. that was hard for my dad, and them, of course. >> by the way, i love your grandparents. i love your mom and dad too, but your grandparents are unbelievable people. so forward thinking, hoda, as you mentioned, to make that kind of an offering up to science. >> they said that friends were kind of disappointed they donated the body to science. in that time, it was very progressive. >> they were so smart, so smart. >> it's interesting that your grandparents only recently started talking about this. how did your grandmother pull herself out of the depression that you know was part of this? >> that actually is really interesting. it was my dad, her younger kids,
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my dad, there was one day they were in midland, texas, and my dad was going to play baseball and this boy said georgi, come play baseball with me, and she heard i can't, my mom's sad, i need to come play with her. that's when she realized she needed to be strong. >> okay, tell us about this. >> we should have said marleau is with us, by the way. >> the queen is here. national outreach director of st. jude. her dad, danny thomas founded 50 years ago. >> yes, 50 years ago. what's exciting is to realize that how far we've come. we have come so far, in those days, nobody survived. now 94% of the children. >> 40% to 94%. >> how did it get from there to here? >> it's interesting. jenna knows, i took her through the hospital and showed her. we took some very bold steps in
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the beginning when all the children were dying and different hospitals were using a drug, this drug, that drug, our faculty decided to put all the drugs together in one huge cocktail called total treatment and gave that to the children with radiation. after a couple of years, they started living and we started getting cures. my god. then they realized there were thinking they were going to have to give them chemo for the rest of their lives and if they did that, they would die. it was so toxic. they made this huge, bold decision to take five children off all treatment and see what happened, and jenna interviewed one of those people who is now 60 years old. >> gosh. >> and that worked. and then little by little, they figured out better and better che chemos. about ten years ago, we made another bold step, let's take the children off radiation, chemo is good enough now and
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customized enough, we don't need to give radiation anymore. radiation's very, very hard on a child. >> that was an incredible story. great info. >> st. jude really does incredible work. >> the best. >> you have to go if you haven't been there, go. >> hoda's been. >> the families don't pay, which is amazing. unbelievable. >> that's one of my father's founding promises that no child would be turned away if they couldn't pay, and that we share everything, every discovery the minute we're discovering it so everybody else can build on it. >> we love it. thanks. >> thank you. as we count our blessings this week, we've got a southern-style thanksgiving right after this. [ male announcer ] we got a mom and the family car
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in today's holiday kitchen, it is all about the sides. turkey may be the main act, but the supporting cast is what makes your feast memorable.
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>> here with southern favorites is the chef and owner sugar kitchen in oakland, california. nice to have you back. >> loved you the last time. >> she made ribs that fell off the bone. >> tough act to follow now. >> really good stuff. we're making stuffing, bocornbrd stuffing. my mom's from louisiana, my grandmother had a fig tree. i love figs. i have dried figs here we put in wine. >> okay. >> stir that with the onions and the celery that's already cooking down. pecans, the louisiana influence. i'll put some of these in there. then italian sausage. you can use any sausage, i like anduilli, but i like the fennel. >> hoda's cooking. she's going to whole foods for
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thanksgiving dinner. >> especially fresh herbs. if you can get away from using dry herbs. i have fresh rosemary, fresh sage chopped, and thyme, one of my favorites. >> that smells so good. >> i'm going to add a little bit of chicken broth to moisten it. then we're going to go in this bowl here, which is our pre-made cornbread, which you can make a couple days ahead of time. >> or you can just buy. >> at fresh foods. >> whole foods. >> whatever. >> okay. >> so you want it to be kind of dry. >> that way it will absorb the moisture. just doing kind of a rough break of this. we want it to look rustic so it doesn't have to be perfect. >> right. >> then we're going to put -- >> might add some stock, though. >> of course, we might. >> use my rubber spatula. put all the ingredients in there. add a little bit of stock, then mix it together. >> okay. >> really easy.
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a lot of this can be done, you know, onions chopping and sauteing can be done ahead of time. >> serves like six? >> roughly, six to eight. stuffing's one of my favorites. >> you cannot make enough stuffing. >> it goes into the casserole here. then bake it for about an hour at 350. >> it's already cooked, just a matter of getting the flavors to come together. >> okay. >> then one of my favorite sides -- >> what's this? >> i can't have thanksgiving without sweet potatoes or yams. of course, i wore my sweet potato jacket, but these are actually yams, they have a yellow flesh. >> look at the yams. >> they each have a different level of sweetness. >> okay. >> we do add a little butter and cream and maple syrup. >> of course, you do. >> enhance the natural sweetness.
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com collared greens, crushed red pepper, garlic. >> stuffing, very good. >> then, of course, some wine. got some wine for you. >> we love you, thank you. happy thanksgiving. >> thank you. we'll be back in a moment, first, this is "today." what appears on the surface to be an understated example of unequaled american achievement, is actually an extremely sophisticated apparatus
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all right, tomorrow we have our friends juliana and bill rancic visiting us. >> so excited for that. plus, the best toy deals for the holidays, scrumptious thanksgiving dessert. >> have an awesome booze day tuesday, see you t
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